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Life, to the hero of this novel, has no apparent plot and so it can seem messier than fiction: sometimes it appears as though he is leading many different, separate lives. The only connecting strand is that they all involve the same person.
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"Theroux's best and most entertaining book to date . . a seriously funny novel"
"among the strongest things Theroux has ever written" The New York Times
"Theroux's best and most entertaining book to date . . a seriously funny novel" Time Magazine
A writer's epic account of another life, of other choices - of turning fact into extraordinary fiction . . .
'A memoir; a collection of short stories; an assemblage of fables; an anthology of Theroux: a book in which he is everywhere present, as himself and as someone other . . . Endlessly inventive, beguiling, provocative and insidiously readable' Sunday Telegraph
'Evocative, painstaking, comic, even tender, brilliant. Follows the outline of Theroux's life - teaching in Africa and Singapore, prosperity and marriage in rain-blackened London, catastrophe then flight to the Pacific's sunnier shores - each chapter is plotted as a dramatic confrontation' Guardian
'A great pleasure and a bit of a tease. Theroux is fluent, witty and almost faultlessly able to deliver a satisfying story' Melvyn Bragg, Literary Review
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Book Description Hamish Hamilton, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0241135036