The stranger at the Palazzo d'Oro and other stories

by Paul Theroux

Paperback, 2004

Status

Available

Genres

Publication

Mariner Books (2004), Edition: Reprint, 304 pages

Description

He is a twenty-one-year-old American art student out to see the world. She is a countess - apparently cold, haughty and inaccessible - travelling with Haroun, her gay doctor. When they meet at the Palazzo d'Oro, the young American finds himself gripped by an unexpected lust and playing a part in something he doesn't quite understand. Finally, aged 60, he returns to tell his story.

Media reviews

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.

Language

Original language

English

Barcode

1722
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