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A family watches, horrified, as their patriarch transforms into the wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. An art collector gleefully destroys his most valuable pieces. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it's just a matter of time before she turns on him.

In this new collection of short stories, Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked.

©2014 Paul Theroux (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

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"One of the most accomplished and worldly-wise writers of his generation" (The Times)

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  • David
  • 08-04-17

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more a collection of anecdotes. would have quit about one third of the way in, but thought I'd set a challenge. and it was. should have swapped it out.