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The Beach.

Author: Alex Garland
Publisher: New York, NY : Riverhead Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A young backpacker in Thailand searching for something different learns of the existence of an idyllic island which is not even on the map. The novel describes his jungle journey to reach the island where he discovers a secret commune of international drifters living off fish and pot. The man's arrival coincides with growing tension between factions, leading to the commune's violent demise. A first novel.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Garland
ISBN: 1573227978 9781573227971
OCLC Number: 678824631
Description: 436 pages ; 13 x 20 cm

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A young backpacker in Thailand searching for something different learns of the existence of an idyllic island which is not even on the map. The novel describes his jungle journey to reach the island where he discovers a secret commune of international drifters living off fish and pot. The man's arrival coincides with growing tension between factions, leading to the commune's violent demise. A first novel.

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