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Mr. Bones - Twenty Stories

Paul Theroux

A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it’s just a matter of time before she turns on him. In this new collection of short stories, acclaimed author Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desire and compulsion, always with his carefully honed eye for detail and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. Searing, dark, and sure to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a stunning new display of Paul Theroux’s “fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination” (John Updike, The New Yorker).

A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it’s just a matter of time before she turns on him. In this new collection of short stories, acclaimed author Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desire and compulsion, always with his carefully honed eye for detail and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. Searing, dark, and sure to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a stunning new display of Paul Theroux’s “fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination” (John Updike, The New Yorker).
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A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it’s just a matter of time before she turns on him. In this new collection of short stories, acclaimed author Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desire and compulsion, always with his carefully honed eye for detail and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. Searing, dark, and sure to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a stunning new display of Paul Theroux’s “fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination” (John Updike, The New Yorker).

Language:

English

Narrators:

Garrick Hagon, Tim Flavin, Jennifer Woodward

Length:

13h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

47:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

51:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

56:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

56:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

38:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

25:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

16:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

48:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

16:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

44:04