Rhodes to Morocco
ISBN: 978-1-956921-05-2 (pbk.)
This third novel in Thompson’s tale of the beleaguered Harrison Rhodes moves the unlikely hero into his late thirties and a politically fraught Morocco. His teaching gig, it turns out, does not shield him from the dark forces. Along with a challenging student, several things combine to make him clutch his skull and grind his teeth in the manner we’ve seen before: a devious Dean, a dearth of alcohol, and an intellectual adventure that ensnares him in a literary hoax.
Stalwart friends and their debauchery—at a club called The Lair—can do little to help. This time, Rhodes may be in too deep.
Rhodes to Morocco is an escapist canticle to Morocco, its souks, its food, even its drinks, a tale of rich desolation and gathering paranoia, shot through with verbal wit and a translator’s love of language.
—Alexis Levitin, translator of Eugénio Andrade’s Forbidden Words