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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date September 29, 1996
Pages 512
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780449912003
ISBN-10 0449912000
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $27.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Brilliantly written, erotically charged, My Secret History is Paul Theroux's tour de force. It is the story of Andre Parent, a writer, a world traveller, a lover of every kind of woman he chances to meet in a life as varied as a man can lead.

It begins with his days as a Massachusetts altar boy, when his first furtive sexual encounter introduces him to the thrills of leading a double life. As a teenaged lifeguard, Andre finds himself caught between the attentions of a beautiful young student and an amorous older woman. Soon he is in Africa, where the local women are numerous, easy, and free. And as the boy becomes a man he turns his attention to writing, which brings him fame, and a wife, who may finally cause him to know himself.

But not before he sets up his most dangerous secret life, one that any man might envy, but that could cost Andre Parent the delicate balance that makes him who he is.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780399134241
 
from Putnam Pub Group (June 1, 1989)
9780399134241 | details & prices | List price $21.95
About: "Theroux's best novel in years.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780449912003 Book cover for 9780804105149
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Ballantine Books (September 29, 1996)
9780449912003 | details & prices | 512 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $27.00
About: Brilliantly written, erotically charged, My Secret History is Paul Theroux's tour de force.
Reprint edition from Ivy Books (March 1, 1990)
9780804105149 | details & prices | 4.25 × 4.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $5.95
About: The key to writer Andrew Parent's present romantic difficulties lies in his past, and a review of his worldly love life reveals the solution to his predicament

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