My Other Life (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 15, 1997 - Fiction - 464 pages
18 Reviews
In the Washington Post Book World, Sven Birkerts called this exuberant novel "a complex and gripping work of invention and confession . . . I understood again how the prose of a true writer can bring us to a world beyond." The book spans almost thirty years in the life of a fictional "Paul Theroux," who moves through young bachelorhood in Africa, in and out of marriage, affairs, and employment, and between continents. It's a wry, worldly, erotic, and deeply moving account of one man's first half century - "among the strongest things Theroux has ever written" (New York Times Book Review).

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User Review  - Clivemichael Justice - Goodreads

Great writing, touching and provoking, he creates a sense of wonder or rather I question how much truth is present in the fiction. Read full review

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User Review  - Francesca - Goodreads

As a frequent reader of Theroux's work, this not-quite-autobiography helped me to place his other work in context. The book is written by Paul Theroux about several episodes in the life of a fictional ... Read full review

Selected pages


Uncle Hals Other Life
2 The Lepers of Moyo
3 Poetry Lessons
4 Lady Max
5 Sisterhood
6 The Writer and His Reader
7 Man Alone
8 The Shortest Day of the Year
12 Champagne
13 The HalfLife
14 Medford Next 3 Exits
15 The Queens Touch
16 George and Me
17 My Other Wife
18 Fugitive
Personal Effects

9 A Part in a Movie
10 Travelers Tale
11 Forerunners
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About the author (1997)

PAUL THEROUX's highly acclaimed novels include Blinding Light, Hotel Honolulu, My Other Life, Kowloon Tong, and The Mosquito Coast. His travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, and The Happy Isles of Oceania. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

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