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Hotel Honolulu (2001)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Fiction
Subject Hotelkeepers - Fiction; Hotels - Fiction
Publication Date 5/9/2001
Format Hardcover (9.3 x 6.5 mm)
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Language English
Extras Author autograph; Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
Welcome to the Hotel Honolulu, a down-at-the-heels tourist place that's two blocks from the beach on a back street in Waikiki, where middle America stays and dreams.
Like the Canterbury pilgrims, every guest in this eighty-room hotel has come in search of something — sun, love, happiness, unnamable longing — and everyone has a story. Honeymooners, vacationers, wanderers, mythomaniacs, soldiers, and families all land at the Hotel Honolulu. But the hotel is as suited to being a crime scene as a love nest. Fortunately, our keen-eyed narrator, a writer down on his luck, is there to relate all the comings and goings. He's lost money, friends, house, and family, and he has no experience running a hotel. But all that doesn't stop Buddy, the bloated, boozy hotel owner — the last of a dying breed — from signing him on as manager. It isn't long before the hotel expands to encompass the narrator's whole world. His original plan of escape from a life of the mind becomes something altogether different: a way to return to the world he left, the world of imagined life.
No one but Paul Theroux could write this romp of a book, with its acutely drawn characters and canny insights into a place that is often viewed as a simple island paradise. In this unforgettable novel, Theroux shows us a funny, languid, louche floating world, island style. This is the essence of Hawaii as it has never been depicted, and it is also the heart of America.
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LoC Classification PS3570.H4H68 2001
Dewey 813/.54
ISBN 0618095012
Edition [1st ed.]
Cover Price $26.00
No. of Pages 432
First Edition Yes
Rare No
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Estimated Delivery Date: August 16, 2008

Author: Theroux, Paul.
Title: Hotel Honolulu
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Book Description: 1st ed., 1st printing, signed by Paul Theroux on tp. As new in all respects, both book and dj., without marks or flaws. Not price clipped, nor a remainder, dj. is protected in archival mylar cover. Ships in a sturdy cardboard box, NOT a padded envelope.

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