The Lower River

The Lower River

Paul Theroux

“[Hock] is familiar with he's ensorcelled by way of exoticism, yet he can’t support himself. And, as issues move from undesirable to worse and the pages begin to flip speedier, neither will we. A.”—Entertainment Weekly

When he used to be a tender guy, Ellis Hock spent 4 of the simplest years of his existence with the Peace Corps in Malawi. So while his spouse of forty-two years leaves him, he makes a decision to come back to the village the place he was once stationed looking for the happiness he’d been lacking because he left. yet what he unearths isn't really what he anticipated. the college he outfitted is a wreck, the church and health facility are long gone, and poverty and apathy have set in one of the humans.

They be mindful Ellis and welcome him with open hands. quickly, notwithstanding, their overtures flip menacing; they call for funds and refuse to allow him go away the village. Is his new lifestyles an get away or a seize?

“Theroux’s bravely unsentimental novel a couple of zone the place he begun his personal grand occupation should still turn into a part of anybody’s schooling within the continent.”—Washington Post

The decrease River is riveting in its storytelling and provocative in its depiction of this African backwater, infusing either with undertones of slavery and cannibalism, savagery and disease.”—New York occasions booklet Review

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