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An Evening with Paul Theroux

September 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Paul Theroux to celebrate the release of his latest book, The Bad Angel Brothers.

Paul Theroux will be celebrating the release of his latest book, The Bad Angel Brothers at Hummingbird Books.

Ticket options:

  • FLYING SOLO ($35): includes admission for one and a copy of The Bad Angel Brothers.

  • COMPANION FARE ($40): includes admission for two and one copy of The Bad Angel Brothers.

About Paul’s new book:

In THE BAD ANGEL BROTHERS, Theroux is exploring one of his most strongly held ideas—the power and influence of travel, and the differences between a character who stays home and another who goes away. “You don’t understand who you are until you’ve traveled,” Theroux reflects. In interviews about THE BAD ANGEL BROTHERS, Paul Theroux is available to discuss his ideas about travel, and the consequent conflicts and contrasts between his two central characters. Cal has always lived in the shadow of his manipulative and domineering brother, Frank, who was doted upon by their mother and beloved by the girls in their small New England hometown—including Cal’s own girlfriends. In an attempt to escape Frank’s intrusive presence, Cal pursues a different kind of freedom in the world’s wild spaces, prospecting for gold and precious minerals everywhere from the heat of the desert at the Mexican border to the Alaskan chill, to central Africa, and Colombian mines where he will meet the love of his life, Vida. Soon he is dripping in wealth, his pockets full of gold nuggets and emeralds, but the money means far less to him than his independence. To Frank, however, “Cash is king.” As Cal’s success grows, so too does Frank’s power and his influence in Cal’s affairs, the devastating threat he creates at the center of his little brother’s life. And, ultimately, when Frank decides to commit the ultimate betrayal… Cal is left with only one, final solution.

Few writers have as keen an eye for human nature as the inimitable Paul Theroux, and this riveting tale of adventure, betrayal, and the true cost of family bonds is an unmissable new work from one of America’s most distinguished and beloved novelists.

About Paul Theroux:

Paul Theroux is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River, Under the Wave at Waimea, and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.



September 8, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hummingbird Books
(617) 487-5101
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Hummingbird Books
55 Boylston Street, Suite 5510
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
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