The Mosquito Coast - winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize - is a breathtaking novel about fanaticism and a futile search for utopia from bestseller Paul Theroux. Published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
Allie Fox is going to re-create the world. Abominating the cops, crooks, junkies and scavengers of modern America, he abandons civilisation and takes the family to live in the Honduran jungle. There his tortured, messianic genius keeps them alive, his hoarse tirades harrying them through a diseased and dirty Eden towards unimaginable darkness.
'Stunning. . . exciting, intelligent, meticulously realised, artful' Victoria Glendinning, Sunday Times
'An epic of paranoid obsession that swirls the reader headlong to deposit him on a black mudbank of horror' Christopher Wordsworth, Guardian
'Magnificently stimulating and exciting' Anthony Burgess
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In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a purer life. But his utopian experiment takes a dark turn when his obsessions lead the family toward unimaginable danger.Product Description:
Allie Fox hates America and everything about the twentieth century. He takes his wife and two sons to the Honduran jungle to live a better, simpler life but when he starts to go mad, life for his family becomes much more frightening than ever before ...
Tragedy and farce in the jungle. Harrison Ford starred in the smash-hit film.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140082905