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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Theroux Narrator: Garrick Hagon, Tim Flavin, Jennifer Woodward, Vince Pirillo Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. 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, acclaimed author Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. With his carefully honed eye for detail and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life, he shows us humanity possessed and consumed by its own desire and compulsion. Searing, dark, and sure to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a stunning new display of Paul Theroux’s powers of vision and imagination.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Beneath the deceptive elegance of these stories, land mines lurk, and Theroux detonates them with gusto.”

    O Magazine

  • “Theroux’s work is like no one else’s…A writer sees what he sees, imagines what he imagines. ‘Mr. Bones’ is a series of characteristically dark and sharply focused snapshots from the world that Paul Theroux has observed—and invented.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Theroux has become a master of the form, with a deep capacity to engage, enchant, and unsettle…In the same way he makes exotic locales worth visiting, Theroux inspires you to wonder what you’re overlooking when encountering friends, neighbors, and strangers alike. A versatile, prolific author asserts his preeminence in short fiction with an unassuming brilliance that almost makes you think stories will become popular again.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Rich in the details of exotic places…all are highly entertaining…This excellent new collection allows readers to sample an array of ­Theroux’s most entertaining fiction in short story form; highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
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About the Narrators

Tim Flavin is the first American actor to be presented with the Laurence Olivier Award for his performance in Rodgers and Hart’s On Your Toes at the Palace Theatre. Other West End credits include the role of Billy Buck Chandler in My One and Only at the Piccadilly Theatre for which he was again nominated for an Olivier Award for best actor in a musical.

Vince Pirillo is an actor narrator of audiobooks. He is known for his performance in Mr. Bones, a novel by Paul Theroux.