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. Download and start listening now!