Newly married and having recently taken over the management of a hotel in Honolulu, a former writer is drawn into the chaotic lives of his guests and into the distinctive customs and rhythms of the distant island. As witness to the many contrasting, and often ribald, chronicles of the hotel's characters, he ultimately finds personal salvation through returning to writing once again. The result is this novel in eighty distinct episodes, a Chaucerian sequence of strange pilgrims and just-as-strange islanders confronting each other, and their fate, in the rooms of the seedy hotel.
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Praise for 'Hotel Honolulu' by Paul Theroux
"What makes Hotel Honolulu so remarkable is the way it reveals the demons and doubts that beset a complicated man." -Sunday Times
"…The book is witty insicive and original." -Rob Forrester, Traveling, Daily Express
"…Paul Theroux’s skill as a writer ensures you become so embroiled in the lives of his characters, your interest is held to the very last page." -The list
"…Theroux’s best for a decade…alive, rich, demotic, breathing comedy...." -Independent
"…an engrossing tragicomedywhich no writer worth the name could fail to recount." -Independent on Sunday
"…Everything in Hotel Honolulu rings true. Above all, the generosity of spirit." -Sunday Telegraph
"Theroux has always been a remarkably vivid writer, and perhaps, never more so than here." -Sunday Telegraph
"Hotel Honolulu is cleverly constructed – a page turner" -The TimesAbout the Author:
Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1941. His novels include Waldo, Picture Palace, the Mosquito Coast and Kowloon Tong. Paul Theroux has also published numerous travel books, including the Old Patagonia Express.
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