Lower River (Paperback)

By Paul Theroux

Penguin Export, 9780241145456

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

June 2012 Indie Next List

“As Ellis Hock nears the end of his long career -- and his marriage -- he does what many of us do at a time of great change: reassess the trajectory of our lives by going back to a time when we were truly happy. For Ellis that time was in his twenties, when he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Lower River of Malawi. He decides to return, but the Africa of his sixties is but a shadow of the Africa he left behind, and the idealism he arrives with quickly vanishes in the desperation that covers his beloved village.”
— Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
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