Rum Diary


The sultry classic of a journalist’s sordid life in Puerto Rico

ISBN: 9780747574576 Author: Thompson, Hunter S. Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Publication Date: 5th July 2004 Imprint: Bloomsbury Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:22) Pages: 213 Readership: / Code: Category: Subject:

Paul Kemp has moved from New York to the steamy heat of Puerto Rico to work at the Daily News. He starts hanging out at Al’s Backyard, a local den selling booze and hamburgers to vagrant journalists who are mostly crazy drunks on the verge of quitting. Then he meets Yeamon, whose delectable girlfriend has Kemp stewing in his own lust. But the idle tension that builds up in places where men sweat twenty-four hours a day is reaching a violent breaking point.

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