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ISBN13: 9780140165210
ISBN10: 0140165215
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Paradise, tourist style. It's a very long way from home.

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.

Synopsis:

From the witty author of Nice Work comes a story of a group of British tourists whose trip to Hawaii isn't quite what anyone bargained for. "Wonderfully entertaining . . . a welcome addition to a rich and diverting oeuvre".-- New York Times Book Review.

About the Author

David Lodge is the author of twelve novels and a novella, including the Booker Prize finalists Small World and Nice Work. He is also the author of many works of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction and Consciousness and the Novel.

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Michelle Souza, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Michelle Souza)
For the last 30 years, since I first read PARADISE NEWS, I have kept the story of Bernard close to my heart and my bookshelf- through countless moves around the West Coast. David Lodge beautifully describes my Hawaii of today; one that isn't all beauty and gracefulness but one that's full of red dirt, crowded condominiums, sunburnt tourists, and heartbreaking reality. As a kid that grew up there I remember that life, and I think Mr. Lodge captured it in all it's glory and shabbiness. Funny, sad, dense- all of it with the turn of the page!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140165210
Author:
Lodge, David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Hawaii
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19930631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.83x5.11x.71 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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