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The lower river / Paul Theroux.

Theroux, Paul. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780547746500
  • ISBN: 0547746504
  • Description: 323 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.

Available copies

  • 20 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 22 total copies.

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Beverly Main Adult Fiction Fiction/ Theroux (Text to phone) Available -
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Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Fiction FIC/Theroux (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Shute Memorial Adult Fiction FIC/Theroux (Text to phone) Offline -
Gloucester Adult Fiction FICTION/Theroux (Text to phone) Available -
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Marblehead Adult Fiction FICTION THEROUX, PAUL 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Adult Fiction (Main Floor) Fiction Theroux (Text to phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks PS3570 .H4 L69 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Summary: Ellis Hock never believed that he would return to Africa. He runs an old-fashioned menswear store in a small town in Massachusetts but still dreams of his Eden, the four years he spent in Malawi with the Peace Corps, cut short when he had to return to take over the family business. When his wife leaves him, and he is on his own, he realizes that there is one place for him to go: back to his village in Malawi, on the remote Lower River, where he can be happy again. Arriving at the dusty village, he finds it transformed: 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 him--the White Man with no fear of snakes--and welcome him. But is his new life, his journey back, an escape or a trap?
Subject: Self-realization > Fiction.
Africa > Fiction.
Genre: Adventure fiction.

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