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Marcel Theroux

Marcel Theroux(1968- )
Son of American travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux, Marcel Theroux was born in Uganda and is a British citizen. His novels include The Strangers in the Earth, The Confessions of Mycroft Homes: a Paper Chase and Far North.


Far North: All of our favorite post-apocalyptic ingredients

Far North by Marcel Theroux

[In our Edge of the Universe column we review mainstream authors that incorporate elements of speculative fiction into their “literary” work. However you want to label them, we hope you’ll enjoy discussing these books with us.]

Marcel Theroux’s Far North offers all of our favorite post-apocalyptic ingredients. Our protagonist, Makepeace Hatfield, recalls Stephen King’s gunslinger, Roland, and the spirit of Far North seems to be drawn from the same zeitgeist that made Cormac McCarthy’s The Road so popular. Of course, Theroux offers a few twists: please notice the wintery setting.

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