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The Stranger at the Palazzo d'Oro

by Paul Theroux

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Deep emotional, insightful writings into the hearts of boys and men whilst exploring issues of lust, control, love, romance, memory. ( )
  mana_tominaga | Mar 6, 2007 |
Meanwhile, Theroux can’t stay away from travel or sex for long, and in “An African Story,” an older, white South African farmer gets involved with a black woman and, sure enough, discovers her to need punishment: “sex is about power.” Material that still leaves you wishing Theroux would chuck the imagineering and get his cantankerous self back on the road.
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From the best-selling author of Dark Star Safari and Hotel Honolulu, Paul Theroux's latest offers provocative tales of memory and desire. The sensual story of an unusual love affair leads the collection. The thrill and risk of pursuit and conquest mark the accompanying stories, which tell of the sexual awakening and rites of passage of a Boston boyhood, the ruin of a writer in Africa, and the bewitchment of a retiree in Hawaii. Filled with Theroux's typically exquisite yet devastating descriptions of people and places, The Stranger at the Palazzo D'Oro evokes "the complexities of matters of the heart with subtlety and grace" (People).

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The narrator of the title story is a young American art student who meets an older countess and her gay travelling companion. Filled with unexpected lust he soon finds himself playing a role in something he doesn't understand. Some forty years later he returns to Taormina to tell his story.… (more)

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