Hotel Honolulu: A Novel (Paperback)

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In this wickedly satiric romp, Paul Theroux captures the essence of Hawaii as it has never been depicted. The novel's narrator, a down-on-his-luck writer, escapes to Waikiki and soon finds himself the manager of the Hotel Honolulu, a low-rent establishment a few blocks off the beach. Honeymooners, vacationers, wanderers, mythomaniacs, soldiers, and families all check in to the hotel. Like the Canterbury pilgrims, every guest has come in search of something -- sun, love, happiness, objects of unnameable longing -- and everyone has a story. By turns hilarious, ribald, tender, and tragic, HOTEL HONOLULU offers a unique glimpse of the psychological landscape of an American paradise.

About the Author

PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Bad Angel Brothers, The Lower RiverJungle Lovers, and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

Praise For…

"a delightful, loose-limbed riff of a novel...full of Theroux's sharp wit, unashamed crankiness, pungent observations and surprising insights." The Seattle Times

"a cunningly assembled affair...'Hotel Honolulu' is Theroux at his diabolical best." -Portland Tribune —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618219155
ISBN-10: 0618219153
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: May 15th, 2002
Pages: 432
Language: English