The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast

A Novel

Book - 1982
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In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a purer life. But his utopian experiment takes a dark turn when his obsessions lead the family toward unimaginable danger.


Baker & Taylor
An eccentric American inventor moves his family to the jungles of Central America in hopes of finding a better life

Baker
& Taylor

An eccentric, self-destructive American inventor, Allie Fox moves his family to the jungles of Central America in the hopes of finding a better life. Reprint.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1982
ISBN: 9780618658961
9780395318379
0395318378
9780140060898
0140060898
Characteristics: 374 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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notTom Dec 16, 2010

An obsessive yet brilliant inventor who wants to escape the materialism and corruption of America carves out a supposed Eden in the depths of the jungles of Honduras with his family. When his mania reaches new levels, his family must survive the trouble that is brought down upon them.

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