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Counter This heartfelt and revealing account of Paul Theroux's thirty-year friendship with the legendary V. S. Naipaul is an intimate record of a literary mentorship that traces the growth of both writers' careers and explores the unique effect each had on the other. Built around exotic landscapes, anecdotes that are revealing, humorous, and melancholy, and three decades of mutual history, this is a personal account of how one develops as a writer and how a friendship waxes and wanes between two men who have set themselves on the perilous journey of a writing life.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Theroux, Paul Friends and associates, Naipaul, V, S, (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932- Friends and associates, Naipaul, V, S, (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932- Influence, Authors, Trinidadian 20th century Biography, Authors, American 20th century Biography, Influence (Literary, artistic, etc, ) Travel writing, Friendship