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The Lower River

(2012)
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Ellis Hock never believed that he would ever 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, taking the family home, he realizes that there is one place for him to go: back to 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 back. But is his new life, his journey back, an escape or a trap?

Interweaving memory and desire, hope and despair, salvation and damnation, this is a hypnotic, compelling and brilliant return to a terrain no one has ever written better about than Theroux.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-241-14532-5 / 978-0-241-14532-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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April 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-547-74650-4 / 978-0-547-74650-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-241-95774-5 / 978-0-241-95774-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-544-00225-3 / 978-0-544-00225-8 (USA edition)
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-241-14545-7 / 978-0-241-14545-6 (UK edition)
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September 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 1-4712-1257-2 / 978-1-4712-1257-4 (UK edition)
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August 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lower River
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Title: The Lower River
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August 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2012 : Australia Audio edition

Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2012 : UK Audio edition

Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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May 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
Publisher: Penguin
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Title: The Lower River
Author(s): Paul Theroux
Publisher: Mariner Books
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