Port Mungo

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Vintage Books, Jun 1, 2005 - Fiction - 241 pages
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In a seedy river town on the Gulf of Honduras, Jack Rathbone believed he had found a place that would give him and his lover, the accomplished artist Vera Savage, the solitude they would need to create a body of work that would shake the art world to its core. But in a place where time lies thicker than the mangrove swamps that surround it, Jack and Vera discover an emotional frontier more fearsome, untamed, and dangerous than any wilderness.Told through the voice of Jack s adoring sister, Gin, Port Mungo is the riveting story of this ill-fated couple, one that begins as a bohemian flight-of-fancy before unraveling into a dark, debauched and sinister tale. With Port Mungo, the incomparable Patrick McGrath, author of the acclaimed novels Spider and Asylum, delivers a spellbinding narrative to explore the obsessive pursuit of art and love."
 

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Gin worships her big brother, artist Jack, but he's off to Port Mungo with brilliant but unpredictable fellow painter Vera Savage. With a five-city author tour. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
24
Section 4
39
Section 5
56
Section 6
73
Section 7
88
Section 8
97
Section 11
125
Section 12
143
Section 13
161
Section 14
178
Section 15
186
Section 16
195
Section 17
215
Section 18
235

Section 9
105
Section 10
113

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About the author (2005)

Patrick McGrath lives with his wife, Maria Aitken, in New York and London.

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