My Secret History: A Novel

By: Paul Theroux

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9780241950494
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Pages
576
Dimensions
128 x 195mm

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'Written with a rare intensity of both intelligence and feeling . . . a superbly realistic evocation of the journeys (both dark and comical) of the human heart'
Salman Rushdie, Observer

'Nothing on the shelf has quite prepared the reader for My Secret History . . . Parent saunters into the book aged fifteen, shouldering a .22 Mossberg rifle as earlier, more innocent American heroes used to tote a fishing pole. In his pocket is a paperback translation of Dante's Inferno . . . He is a creature of naked and unquenchable ego, greedy for sex, money, experience, another life'
Jonathan Raban, Observer

'Theroux's best creation, a character who is honest enough to know that he wants it both ways: to be the lover and also the solitary observer who betrays his loves by turning them into stories'
Time

'Theroux's best fiction to date . . . combines the surfaces of memoir and travelogue with cunning fiction'
Sunday Times

'Sharp, exact, very evocative . . . both disturbing and entertaining'
Anthony Burgess, Independent
ISBN:
9780241950494
Publication Date:
02 / 05 / 2011
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
128 x 195mm

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