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The Mosquito Coast : a novel

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Allie Fox, the brilliant and paranoid inventor takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a purer life. His utopian experiment takes a dark turn when his obsessions lead his family towards unimaginable danger.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Domestic fiction
Adventure fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Theroux, Paul.
Mosquito Coast.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1982
(OCoLC)559610270
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0395318378 : 9780395318379 0395320755 9780395320754 0140060898 9780140060898
OCLC Number: 7735398
Awards: James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, 1981.
Description: 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Paul Theroux ; with woodcuts by David Frampton.

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Allie Fox, the brilliant and paranoid inventor takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a purer life. His utopian experiment takes a dark turn when his obsessions lead his family towards unimaginable danger.

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