Bernard Walsh is in Hawaii on family business, escorting his querulous father to the bedside of a long-forgotten aunt. His mission transports him from quiet obscurity in Rummridge, England, to a lush tropical playground, from cloistered solitude into the unfamiliar company of package tourists: honeymooners; young women looking for Mr. Nice; families nuclear and fissile. But it is the island itself that holds the most astonishing surprises, as an accidental encounter opens up to Bernard possibilities of life, and love, never dreamed of in his normally overcast habitat. Paradise News is an enchanting--and very funny--portrait of the late flowering of an honest man.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.66(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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Ever read an acclaimed novel and then were disappointed that you couldn't find one sympathetic character? That will never happen with a David Lodge book! He obviously cares for his characters, and you will too, though most are just good-hearted, loyal British academics with frail egos and a tenuous grasp on life in middle-age¿I know, hilarious! Paradise News is his best book and a very sweet story. Lodge is the British Richard Russo: unfailingly compassionate, a keen social observer and very funny. Enjoy!
What happens when a Brit goes to Hawaii, but not for vacation.