Agnostic theologian Bernard Walsh has a professional interest in heaven. But when he travels to Hawaii with his father, Jack, it is not in quest of a vacation paradise; it is to visit Jack’s dying, estranged sister. The hand of fate and family tensions frustrate the planned reunion, however. And surrounded by quarrelling honeymooners, girls looking for Mr Right, a freeloading anthropologist, and assorted tourists all determinedly pursuing their humdrum visions of paradise, Bernard finds Waikiki more like purgatory. Until, that is, he stumbles upon something he had given up hope of finding – the astonishing possibility of love…
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"Extremely funny and sharply perceptive" ( Evening Standard)
"The poignant personal relations and the Hawaiian way of life are recorded with the sardonic perception of a latter-day Evelyn Waugh" ( Spectator)
"Further proof that Lodge is master of subtle scintillating satire" ( Daily Mail)
"Amusing, accessible, intelligent" ( Financial Times)
A witty, charming comedy about tourism, family secrets and finding love in the most unexpected places.
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Book Description Penguin, Harmondsworth, UK, 1991. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. David Lodge - Paradise News, 369 S., Taschenbuch, Penguin, vom Verlag bezogen, Seiten durch Lagerung leicht vergilbt, ungelesen. Bernard Walsh, agnostic theologian, has a sort of professional interest in Paradise. But, having come to Hawai to escort his reluctant father Jack to the deathbed of Jack's estranged sister, he does not, like his fellow package-tourists, hope for a heavenly holiday. And that seems just as well as Bernard's struggles to overcome the obstacles that threaten the reunion. But Hawai holds surprises undreamed of in overcast Rummidge. As honeymooners, families nuclear and fissile, professional freeloaders and amateur cameramen avidly pursue their earthly visions of paradise, Bernard discovers the astonishing possibility of love. Bookseller Inventory # 004250
Book Description 2002-06-27., 2002. Book Condition: New. Penguin. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 384pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1718403
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