The Rum Diary: The Long Lost Novel Themes

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Love and Jealousy

Love and jealousy go hand in hand; where a reader finds one they can expect to find the other. In this novel, it is the main character, Paul Kemp, who finds himself wrapped up in these emotions. Paul falls in love with Chenault on sight before he even has a chance to speak to her or learn her name. Paul makes a fool of himself trying to put himself in a position to get to know Chenault and losses the chance to make that important good first impression. To make matters worse, Paul discovers that Chenault is the lover of one of his new coworkers, a large, crazy man he has only just met. Paul feels as though the situation is hopeless when he learns this, but it does not keep him from becoming friends with Chenault and her lover, Yeamon.

Paul's relationship with Yeamon only...

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