The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast

A Novel

Book - 1982
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Allie Fox was going to re-create the world. Abominating the cops, crooks, scavengers and funny-bunnies of the twentieth century, he abandons civilization and takes the family to live in the Honduran jungle. There his tortured, quixotic genius keeps them alive, his hoarse tirades harrying them through a diseased and dirty Eden towards unimaginable darkness and terror.'An epic of paranoid obsession that swirls the reader headlong to deposit him on a black mudbank of horror' - Guardian 'Paul Theroux is a major writer of his generation' - Washington Post 'As oppressive and powerful as its central character. It bursts with inventiveness' - The Times
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1982
ISBN: 9780140060898
0140060898
9780395320754
0395320755
9780395318379
0395318378
Branch Call Number: THER
Characteristics: 383 p. ; 24 cm

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notTom Dec 16, 2010

An obsessive yet brilliant inventor who wants to escape the materialism and corruption of America carves out a supposed Eden in the depths of the jungles of Honduras with his family. When his mania reaches new levels, his family must survive the trouble that is brought down upon them.

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