My Other Life

My Other Life

3.82 (980 ratings by Goodreads)
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In the Washington Post Book World, Sven Birkerts called this exuberant novel "a complex and gripping work of invention and confession . . . I understood again how the prose of a true writer can bring us to a world beyond." The book spans almost thirty years in the life of a fictional "Paul Theroux," who moves through young bachelorhood in Africa, in and out of marriage, affairs, and employment, and between continents. It's a wry, worldly, erotic, and deeply moving account of one man's first half century - "among the strongest things Theroux has ever written" (New York Times Book Review).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 146 x 216 x 29.46mm | 320g
  • Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 0395877520
  • 9780395877524
  • 757,403

Review quote

among the strongest things Theroux has ever written The New York Times Theroux's best and most entertaining book to date . . a seriously funny novel Time Magazine
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980 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 25% (245)
4 40% (390)
3 28% (277)
2 6% (57)
1 1% (11)
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