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The Rum Diary
Author: Hunter S. Thompson

ISBN: 9780747574576
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 January 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 11.0 x 1.4
Part of the Bloomsbury Contemporary Classics series, by the author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Paul Kemp has moved from New York to the steamy heat of Puerto Rico to work at the Daily News. He starts hanging out at Al's Backyard, a local den selling booze and hamburgers to vagrant journalists who are mostly crazy drunks on the verge of quitting. Then he meets Yeamon, whose delectable girlfriend has Kemp stewing in his own lust. But the idle tension that builds up in places where men sweat twenty-four hours a day is reaching a violent breaking point.

About the Author

Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72, The Curse of Lono, Songs of the Doomed, Better than Sex and The Proud Highway. He is a regular contributor to various national and international publications. He now lives in a fortified compound in Colorado.

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