The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux

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...full of clever descriptive writing and inventive action...


In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a purer life. But his utopian experiment takes a dark turn when his obsessions lead the family toward unimaginable danger. This book features a teaser chapter from Theroux’s dazzling The Lower River.

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PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.
Published June 1, 2006 by Mariner Books. 388 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction
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