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The Beach by [Alex Garland]
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Length: 445 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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About the Author

Alex Garland was born in London in 1970. The Beach, his first novel, received great critical acclaim. It was a national bestseller in the UK and hit many regional lists in the US. He lives in London. The Tesseract is also available from Brilliance Audio. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Before committing suicide, a deranged Scot gives Richard a map of "the beach," an Eden on an island near Thailand. Richard and a French couple find the place and begin a communal life--of work, sun and drugs--with about 30 others until a series of events causes it all to unravel. Michael Page adeptly captures Michael's world-weary cynicism, as well as the often extreme emotions of the beach's inhabitants. His first-person narration, while on target in conveying Richard's personality, also manages to differentiate the other characters--no small task. This is a trip no listener will forget. M.A.M. (Also available abridged from Nova/Brilliance.) (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • File Size : 685 KB
  • Publication Date : July 5, 2005
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books (July 5, 2005)
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 445 pages
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0241952379
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 885 ratings