A Dead Hand

by Paul Theroux | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0141931337 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingJean-Solwing of Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on 6/26/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingJean-Solwing from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, June 26, 2021
Jerry Delfont leads an aimless life in Calcutta, struggling in vain against his writer's block, or 'dead hand,' and flitting around the edges of a half-hearted romance. Then he receives a mysterious letter asking for his help. The story it tells is disturbing: A dead boy found on the floor of a cheap hotel, a seemingly innocent man in flight and fearing for reputation as well as his life.
Before long, Delfont finds himself lured into the company of the letter's author, the wealthy and charming Merrill Unger, and is intrigued enough to pursue both the mystery and the woman. A devotee of the goddess Kali, Unger introduces Delfont to a strange underworld where tantric sex and religious fervor lead to obsession, philanthropy and exploitation walk hand in hand, and, unless he can act in time, violence against the most vulnerable in society goes unnoticed and unpunished.
An atmospheric and masterful thriller from "the most gifted, the most prodigal writer of his generation"--Jonathan Raban.

Journal Entry 2 by wingJean-Solwing at Reunion Cafe in Surrey Hills, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (10/28/2021 UTC) at Reunion Cafe in Surrey Hills, Victoria Australia

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To be released at my first Melbourne Eastern Suburbs meetup.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, October 28, 2021
Caught today.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, November 5, 2021
Paul Theroux has a wonderful way of describing places and scenes that is so evocative the reader is transported, in this case innocently alighting into the heat, the dust, the poverty, the fear and the ecstasy that is Calcutta...

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