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The Family Arsenal
Author: Paul Theroux

ISBN: 9780141049861
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 7 October 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 0.1 x 13.0 x 0.1
The Family Arsenal is a darkly comic novel of warped morals and disillusionment in South London by the award-winning writer Paul Theroux.

In South London terrorists plot...Hood, a renegade American diplomat, envisions a new urban order in the opium for of his room. He flirts with terrorists, hoping to win their trust and respect.

Mayo, his sometime bedmate, has just made a political statement - stealing a "Flemish" painting and negotiating publicity over this act with "The Times". Murf the bomb-maker leaves his mark in red, scrawling 'Arsenal Rule' across half the city's walls, whilst his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Brodie, bombs Euston and afterwards worries about her complexion. A novel of London lowlife and the dispossessed, and a powerful and violent thriller of disenchanted people.

About the Author

Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1941. He has written many works of fiction and travel writing, including The Last Train to Zona Verde, Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railwa...

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