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The Resource The lower river, by Paul Theroux, (sound recording)

The lower river, by Paul Theroux, (sound recording)

Label
The lower river
Title
The lower river
Statement of responsibility
by Paul Theroux
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ellis Hock never believed that he would return to Africa. He runs an old-fashioned menswear store in a small town in Massachusetts but still dreams of his Eden, the four years he spent in Malawi with the Peace Corps, cut short when he had to return to take over the family business. When his wife leaves him, and he is on his own, he realizes that there is one place for him to go: back to his village in Malawi, on the remote Lower River, where he can be happy again. Arriving at the dusty village, he finds it transformed: the school he built is a ruin, the church and clinic are gone, and poverty and apathy have set in among the people. They remember him--the White Man with no fear of snakes--and welcome him. But is his new life, his journey back, an escape or a trap?
Summary
Idealizing the four years he spent in Malawi with the Peace Corps, Ellis Hock is abruptly divorced by his wife and decides to return to Africa only to find the region devastatingly transformed by poverty and apathy
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10292243
Cataloging source
WIM
Dewey number
813.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jefferson Mays
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The lower river, by Paul Theroux, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
795366967
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (ca. 12.25 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470303402
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
CP0102
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)795366967
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The lower river, by Paul Theroux, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
795366967
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (ca. 12.25 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470303402
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
CP0102
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)795366967
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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