The Lower RiverBook - 2012
Arriving at the dusty village, he finds it transformed: the school he built is a ruin, the church and clinic are gone, and poverty and apathy have set in among the people. They remember him--the White Man with no fear of snakes--and welcome him. But is his new life, his journey back, an escape or a trap?
Interweaving memory and desire, hope and despair, salvation and damnation, this is a hypnotic, compelling, and brilliant return to a terrain about which no one has ever written better than Theroux.
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Ellis wants to revisit the little village in Africa where he volunteered as a youth in the Peace Corps. The problem is, the place has completely changed, and he is being held practically prisoner there, with no way to leave, and nobody who knows he is there.
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