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The Lower River by Paul Theroux.. Theroux's dyspeptic dystopias continue with this jagged heartbreaker that goes nuclear on the theme of You Can't Go Home Again, home being a Peace Corps posting halfway around the world and a lifetime ago. Searing and bold.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"What we have finally is a relentless tale of suspense adroitly presented. Theroux’s practiced hand in the matter of dialogue and scene-making is strongly in evidence. No one will nod off reading The Lower River...It’s a particular kind of frightening fun to watch evil flexing and spreading its leathery wings, and really feel it. The Lower River gives the reader just that."

The New York Review of Books

"Extraordinary...The suspense is enriched by Theroux’s loving attention to local customs and his subversive insights...Theroux has recaptured the sweep and density of his 1981 masterpiece The Mosquito Coast. That’s some achievement."

Kirkus Reviews

Author bio: Paul Theroux's highly acclaimed novels include Blinding Light, Hotel Honolulu, My Other Life, Kowloon Tong, and The Mosquito Coast. His renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, and The Happy Isles of Oceania. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (336 pp. Dreamthrasher: Kindle/Print editions)

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