An eccentric American inventor moves his family to the jungles of Central America in hopes of finding a better life
The 13-year-old son of a fanatical father tells the story of his family's journey from the New England suburbs to the Honduran jungle. Abominating what he sees as the decadence and horror of the 20th century, Allie Fox abandons civilization, keeping his family intact by sheer force of will and his tortured, quixotic genius, as they move inexorably through a diseased and dirty Eden towards darkness and terror. THE MOSQUITO COAST was an American Book Award nominee in 1982.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Action + Thrillers, Family + Friendship, General, Human Qualities + Behavior, Peoples + Cultures, Types of Characters, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Conflicts + Dualities