Hotel Honolulu

Hotel Honolulu

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 138 x 211 x 26mm | 426g
  • Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0618219153
  • 9780618219155
  • 319,869

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2,142 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
5 17% (371)
4 32% (680)
3 33% (713)
2 13% (280)
1 5% (98)
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