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The Resource The lower river, Paul Theroux

The lower river, Paul Theroux

Label
The lower river
Title
The lower river
Statement of responsibility
Paul Theroux
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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?
Summary
Idealizing the four years he spent in Malawi with the Peace Corps, Ellis Hock is abruptly divorced by his wife and decides to return to Africa only to find the region devastatingly transformed by poverty and apathy
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
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10061432
Cataloging source
DLC
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Theroux, Paul
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Self-realization
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
The lower river, Paul Theroux
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780547746500
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011036975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn744294554
  • 261748
Label
The lower river, Paul Theroux
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780547746500
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011036975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn744294554
  • 261748

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