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Paradise

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1999 Larry McMurtry, whose wanderlust had been previously restricted to the roads of America, set off for a trip to the paradise of Tahiti and the South Sea Islands in an old-fashioned tub of a cruise boat, at a time when his mother was slipping toward a paradise of her own. Opening up to her son in her final days, his mother makes a stunning revelation of a previous marriage and sends McMurtry on a journey of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McMurtry, Larry.
Paradise.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2001
(OCoLC)606610724
Online version:
McMurtry, Larry.
Paradise.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2001
(OCoLC)607815848
Named Person: Larry McMurtry; Larry McMurtry; Larry McMurtry; McMurtry family.; McMurtry family.; Larry McMurtry
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry McMurtry
ISBN: 0743215656 9780743215657
OCLC Number: 46366239
Description: 159 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Larry McMurtry.
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At once an inviting travel book and an insightful reflection on his parents' marriage, "Paradise" is McMurtry's most original and personal work to date. The author sets off for Tahiti in the South  Read more...

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schema:reviewBody""In 1999 Larry McMurtry, whose wanderlust had been previously restricted to the roads of America, set off for a trip to the paradise of Tahiti and the South Sea Islands in an old-fashioned tub of a cruise boat, at a time when his mother was slipping toward a paradise of her own. Opening up to her son in her final days, his mother makes a stunning revelation of a previous marriage and sends McMurtry on a journey of an entirely different kind." "McMurtry paints a portrait of his parents' marriage against the harsh, violent landscape of west Texas. It is their roots - laced with overtones of hard work, bitter disappointment, and the Puritan ethic - that McMurtry challenges by traveling to Tahiti, a land of lush sensuality and easy living. With fascinating detail, shrewd observations, humorous pathos, and unforgettable characters, he begins to answer some of the questions of what paradise is, whether it exists, and how different it is from life in his hometown of Archer City, Texas."--BOOK JACKET."
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