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My Secret History

(1989)
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Brilliantly written, erotically charged, My Secret History is Paul Theroux's tour de force. It is the story of Andre Parent, a writer, a world traveller, a lover of every kind of woman he chances to meet in a life as varied as a man can lead.

It begins with his days as a Massachusetts altar boy, when his first furtive sexual encounter introduces him to the thrills of leading a double life. As a teenaged lifeguard, Andre finds himself caught between the attentions of a beautiful young student and an amorous older woman. Soon he is in Africa, where the local women are numerous, easy, and free. And as the boy becomes a man he turns his attention to writing, which brings him fame, and a wife, who may finally cause him to know himself.

But not before he sets up his most dangerous secret life, one that any man might envy, but that could cost Andre Parent the delicate balance that makes him who he is.


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June 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Secret History
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-241-12369-0 / 978-0-241-12369-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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June 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Secret History
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-399-13424-7 / 978-0-399-13424-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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June 1989 : Hardback
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Title: My Secret History
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 5551375862 / 978-5551375869
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Secret History: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-241-95049-X / 978-0-241-95049-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Secret History
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-449-91200-0 / 978-0-449-91200-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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February 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: My Secret History
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-8041-0514-6 / 978-0-8041-0514-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ivy Books
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January 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Secret History: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-14-009990-5 / 978-0-14-009990-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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December 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: My Secret History-O.M.
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-8041-0559-6 / 978-0-8041-0559-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ivy Books
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December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Secret History: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Theroux
Publisher: Penguin
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April 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: My Secret History
Author(s): Paul Theroux
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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