Hotel Honolulu (Broché)

Paul Theroux

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  • Penguin Books

  • Paru le : 16/05/2001
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'Nothing to me is so erotic as a hotel room, and therefore so penetrated with life and death. Buddy Hamstra offered me a hotel job in Honolulu and laughed at my accepting it so quickly. I had been trying to find a new life, as people do when they flee to distant paradises; Hawaii was paradise nibbled by rats.' In Paul Theroux's latest novel, the newly married 49-year-old narrator, exiled from his old life elsewhere and his former profession of writing, is drawn into the chaotic lives of his guests and into the distinctive customs and rhythms of the distant island. As witness to the many contrasting, and often ribald, chronicles of the hotel's characters, he ultimately finds personal salvation through returning to writing once again. The result is this novel in eighty distinct episodes, a Chaucerian sequence of strange pilgrims and just-as-strange islanders confronting each other, and their fate, in the rooms of the seedy hotel. HOTEL HONOLULU is funny, tragic and touching, full of sex and love and death. This is Hawaii as it has never been written about before, but it is also the heart of America.
  • Date de parution : 16/05/2001
  • Editeur : Penguin Books
  • ISBN : 0-241-14131-1
  • EAN : 9780241141311
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 441 pages
  • Poids : 0.67 Kg
  • Dimensions : 15,3 cm × 23,4 cm × 3,4 cm

Biographie de Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1941 and published his first novel, WALDO, in 1967. His subsequent novels include THE BLACK HOUSE; THE FAMILY ARSENAL; PICTURE PALACE, winner of the Whitbread Prize for Fiction; THE MOSQUITO COAST; O-ZONE; MY SECRET HISTORY; CHICAGO LOOP; MILLROY THE MAGICIAN; MY OTHER LIFE; and KOWLOON TONG. Paul Theroux has also published numerous travel books, including THE GREAT RAILWAY BAZAAR; THE OLD PATAGONIAN EXPRESS; RIDING THE IRON ROOSTER; THE HAPPY ISLES OF OCEANIA; and THE PILLARS OF HERCULES. His most recent books have been SIR VIDIA'S SHADOW, a memoir of his friendship with Sir Vidia Naipaul, and FRESH-AIR FIEND, a collection of travel writings. Jonathan Raban has described him as 'the most gifted, most prodigal writer of his generation'.

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