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Set in a leper village in the Belgian Congo of Africa, a stranger arrives who has gone through a stage of mutilation of the mind, not the body.
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"Mr. Greene's extraordinary power of plot-making, of suspense and of narration...moves continuously both in time and space and in emotion." -"The Times "Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature." "-- John Le CarreFrom the Publisher:
'In a class by himself' William Golding
‘Mr Greene’s extraordinary power of plot-making, of suspense and of narration...moves continuously both in time and space and in emotion’ Angus Wilson, The Times
When Querry, a world-famous architect, finds he no longer enjoys life or takes pleasure in art he sets of an a voyage. Arriving anonymously at a leper colony in the Congo he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a ‘burnt-out case’, a leper mutilated by the disease and amputation. Querry slowly moves towards a cure, his mind getting clearer as he works for the colony. However, in the heat of the tropics, no relationship with a married woman, however blameless, will ever be taken as innocent...
‘In a class by himself.. the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man’s consciousness and anxiety’ William Golding
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