Greene, Graham - The Comedians - ( Item 124293 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2015. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduced by Francis Wheen. Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie. Set in 1960s Haiti, this darkly comic thriller is introduced by award-winning journalist Francis Wheen. The Comedians. 'Cruelty is like a searchlight. It sweeps from one spot to another'. Three men with 'interchangeable' names meet aboard a Haitian-bound cruise ship – Smith, the naive American; 'Major' Jones, the confidence man; and Brown, the directionless hotelier. Graham Greene's darkly comic thriller – set among the bougainvillaea, bordellos and crumbling hotels of 1960s Haiti – begins like a bad joke. Yet as their ship approaches the island's poverty-stricken shoreline, these three 'comedians' are thrust into a world that is all too real; a world of Voodoo, half-truths and insurgencies, and the dreaded Tonton Macoute, the ruthless paramilitary wielded by the infamous dictator, François 'Papa Doc' Duvalier. Production Details. . Bound in cloth, blocked with a design by Sara Ogilvie. Set in Garamond with Gill Sans display. 328 pages with 9 integrated black & white illustrations, 3 double-page spreads. 9" × 5¾". A comic thriller based on the truth.
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