WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of power cuts. His adolescent daughter spends his money with a skill that amazes him, so when a mysterious Englishman offers him an extra income he's tempted. In return all he has to do is carry out a little espionage and file a few reports. But when his fake reports start coming true, things suddenly get more complicated and Havana becomes a threatening place.
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A darkly comic story about a vacuum cleaner salesman in 1950s Havanna who is approached to become a spy for MI6.Review:
"As comical, satirical, atmospherical an "entertainment" as he has given us" ( Daily Telegraph)
"He had a sharp nose for trouble and injustice. In Our Man In Havana - a witty send-up of an agent's life - it was Cuba before Castro" ( Financial Times)
"Nobody should be anywhere near power who hasn't read (or seen the film of) Our Man in Havana, a powerful satire on the silly world of spying by a man who had experienced it" ( Mail on Sunday)
"Graham Greene was a profound and experimental stylist" ( Time Out)
"The human story is warm and the satire made me laugh out loud" (Simon Shepherd Daily Express)
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140130284