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Don’t Stop the Carnival

Author(s): Herman Wouk

Location(s): British Virgin Islands

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Present

It’s everyone’s dream: to leave behind the rat-race of the working world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colours, and rum-laced drinks of a tropical paradise. This is the story of Norman Paperman, a New York City press agent who, facing the onset of middle age, runs away to a Caribbean island to reinvent himself as a hotel keeper. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk, who himself lived on an island in the sun for seven years, draws on his own experiences to tell a story at once brilliantly comic and deeply moving about a man’s search for happiness, and for himself.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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