Agnostic theologian Bernard Walsh has a professional interest in heaven. But, when he travels to Hawaii with his father, Jack, it is not in quest of a vacation paradise; it is to visit Jack's dying, estranged sister. The hand of fate and family tensions frustrate the planned reunion, however. And surrounded by quarrelling honeymooners, girls looking for Mr Right, a freeloading anthropologist, and assorted tourists all determinedly pursuing their humdrum visions of paradise, Bernard finds Waikiki more like purgatory. Until, that is, he stumbles upon something he had given up hope of finding - the astonishing possibility of love...
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David Lodge has written many bestselling novels, including THINKS and NICE WORK. His books have sold well over a million copies in Penguin. Formerly Professor of English at Birmingham University, he now writes full-time. He continues to live in Birmingham.From AudioFile:
A gently comic novel of self-fulfillment and culture-clash brings an Anglo-Irish theology teacher to Hawaii with his difficult elderly father in tow. Charles Armstrong, a Brit, reads expressively at a brisk clip. His characterizations are hit-and-miss. All his women are whiny, and his American accent laughable. On the other hand, he makes particularly memorable the ignorant Irish father and a self-important anthropologist completely devoid of common sense. Y.R. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000358985
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Book Description Penguin, Harmondsworth, UK, 1991. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. David Lodge - Paradise News, 369 S., Taschenbuch, Penguin, vom Verlag bezogen, Seiten durch Lagerung leicht vergilbt, ungelesen. Bernard Walsh, agnostic theologian, has a sort of professional interest in Paradise. But, having come to Hawai to escort his reluctant father Jack to the deathbed of Jack's estranged sister, he does not, like his fellow package-tourists, hope for a heavenly holiday. And that seems just as well as Bernard's struggles to overcome the obstacles that threaten the reunion. But Hawai holds surprises undreamed of in overcast Rummidge. As honeymooners, families nuclear and fissile, professional freeloaders and amateur cameramen avidly pursue their earthly visions of paradise, Bernard discovers the astonishing possibility of love. Bookseller Inventory # 004250
Book Description 2002-06-27., 2002. Book Condition: New. Penguin. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 384pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1718403
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140167285