Scobie is an officer in a war-torn West African state. When he is passed over for a promotion, he borrows money to send his wife away on holiday. In her absence, he falls in love with Helen, a young widow, and his life is transformed. With an inability to distinguish between love, pity and responsibility, Scobie moves towards his final damnation...
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140017895
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140017895