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The beach
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Published:
New York : Riverhead Books, 1997.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
371 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Donelson - Adult Fiction
Fiction Garland
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Fiction Garland
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Garland
Description
The Khao San Road, Bangkok--first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia. On Richard's First night there, in a low-budget guest house, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists, bequeathing to Richard a meticulously drawn map to the Beach. The Beach, as Richard has come to learn, is a subject of legend among young travelers in Asia: a lagoon hidden from the sea, with white sand and coral gardens, freshwater falls surrounded by jungle, plants untouched for a thousand years. There, it is rumored, a carefully selected international few have settled in acommunal Eden. Haunted by the figure of Mr. Duck--the name by which the Thai police have identified the dead man--and by his own obsession with Vietnam movies, Richard sets off with a young French couple to an island hidden away in an archipelago forbidden to tourists. They discover the Beach, and it is as beautiful and idyllic as it is reputed to be. Yet over time it becomes clear that Beach culture, as Richard calls it, has troubling, even deadly, undercurrents
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Language:
English
ISBN:
1573227978 (pbk.), 1573220485, 9781573220484, 1573226521, 9781573226523

Notes

General Note
"A novel" -- Cover.
Description
A young backpacker in Thailand searching for something different learns of the existence of an idyllic island which is not even on the map. The novel describes his jungle journey to reach the island where he discovers a secret commune of international drifters living off fish and pot. The man's arrival coincides with growing tension between factions, leading to the commune's violent demise.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Garland, A. (1997). The beach. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Garland, Alex, 1970-. 1997. The Beach. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Garland, Alex, 1970-, The Beach. New York: Riverhead Books, 1997.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Garland, Alex. The Beach. New York: Riverhead Books, 1997. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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