Now, Paul Theroux is traveling inward. His new novel, "Blinding Light," is a dark exploration of the desperate personal journey of a middle-aged man who travels to Ecuador searching for a jungle drug that brings dazzling insight and blindness. Going blind plunges the character into a borderless world and on a journey through his own sexual and psychological history.
Hear a conversation with novelist Paul Theroux about searching for inspiration in sex, drugs and blindness.
Paul Theroux, author of the new novel, "Blinding Light."
This program aired on June 7, 2005.