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The Lower River
Author: Paul Theroux

ISBN: 9780544002258
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 323
Published: 7 May 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.07 x 13.46 x 2.29
When he was a young man, Ellis Hock spent four of the best years of his life with the Peace Corps in Malawi. So when his wife of forty-two years leaves him, he decides to return to the village where he was stationed in search of the happiness he d been missing since he left. But what he finds is not what he expected. The school he built is a ruin, the church and clinic are gone, and poverty and apathy have set in among the people. They remember Ellis and welcome him with open arms. Soon, however, their overtures turn menacing; they demand money and refuse to let him leave the village. Is his new life an escape or a trap?

Theroux's bravely unsentimental novel about a region where he began his own grand career should become part of anybody s education in the continent.

About the Author

Paul Theroux's highly acclaimed books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, Fresh Air Fiend, The Elephanta Suite and A Dead Hand. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter</i

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