My Secret History Summary
Paul Theroux

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My Secret History Summary

A common theme in the modern novel is the sense of alienation among people in contemporary society.

My Secret History takes up this theme.

The novel focuses on the life of Andre Parent, a Catholic who grows up in Boston during the 1950s and who copes with the repressive environment of his early life by living two lives — one open and conforming, the other secret and reckless. Through this novel, Theroux...

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