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Ellis Hock runs a menswear store in Massachusetts but still dreams of the four years he spent in Malawi. When his wife leaves him, he realises that there is only one place for him to go: back to Malawi, where he can be happy again. Arriving at the dusty village he finds it transformed, but the locals remember him and welcome him back. Is his new life an escape or a trap?

©2012 Paul Theroux (P)2012 Recorded Books LLC

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"A terrific teller of tales and conjuror of exotic locales." ( Sunday Times)
"Theroux’s prose leaps to life like a mosaic splashed with water." ( The Spectator)

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