Paul Theroux is the author of more than 40 books, including The Mosquito Coast and The Great Railway Bazaar.
“The book’s suspense rests on whether and when Cal will finally turn to face his lifelong attacker. What will he lose, in what sequence? How humiliated and abased will he become?
“There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away."
All seven of the adult Justus siblings are together in their childhood home on Cape Cod facing the impending demise of their father.
“All of the stories are unsettling and most conclude with a shock or, at the least, a disturbing revelation or observation. The 20 stories that comprise Mr.
“It is a rich story often laced with irony, the work of a keen observer, full of colorful encounters, an odyssey . . .”
“Theroux commands the reader’s attention with his vivid descriptions of village life and masterful use of the language. . . . a book that deserves to be read.”
“If you’ve traveled enough to encounter dishes like the deep fried chicken anus, or simply want that Congolese Monkey Stew recipe, you’re going to want a copy of this book.”