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Andre Parent's story begins in Massachusetts where his first furtive sexual encounters introduce him to the thrills of leading a double life. Parent travels the globe and tastes the delights of innumerable affairs before settling down to writing, wedlock, and self-analysis. Do we dare to wonder if Theroux's "best novel in years" Chicago Tribune also is autobiography?
-- the New York Times Book Review
"Consistently entertaining... Theroux's hero is a man of ironic intelligence and amusing self-awareness."
Posted September 8, 2012
This was my first Theroux book; I was hooked! I must have read it 7 or 8 times. I've since read everything he has written, but this still remains my favorite. Whenever life's kicking my butt, I return to this book and it comforts me. Or sometimes I reread Riding the Iron Rooster and use that as an escape. Thank you, Paul, wherever you are. You've helped me through tough times.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.