Port Mungo by Patrick Mcgrath

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In a seedy river town on the Gulf of Honduras, Jack Rathbone believed he had found a place that would give him and his lover, the accomplished artist Vera Savage, the solitude they would need to create a body of work that would shake the art world to its core. But in a place where time lies thicker than the mangrove swamps that surround it, Jack and Vera discover an emotional frontier more fearsome, untamed, and dangerous than any wilderness.Told through the voice of Jack’s adoring sister, Gin, Port Mungo is the riveting story of this ill-fated couple, one that begins as a bohemian flight-of-fancy before unraveling into a dark, debauched and sinister tale. With Port Mungo, the incomparable Patrick McGrath, author of the acclaimed novels Spider and Asylum, delivers a spellbinding narrative to explore the obsessive pursuit of art and love.

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About Patrick Mcgrath

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Patrick McGrath is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including Asylum, Martha Peake, Port Mungo, Trauma, and Spider. Three of his novels have been adapted into films, including David Cronenberg's Spider (2002), for which McGrath wrote the screenplay. Born in London, McGrath lives in New York.
Published June 1, 2004 by Vintage. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, History. Fiction

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There are no mysteries, only people who conceal: only secrets.'' The stubborn integrity of the lone artist seems to be a myth we never tire of -- ''the discipline of work,'' as Gin calls it, ''the daily return to the studio, the finality of th...

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