A Burnt-out Case (Paperback)
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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 07/10/2004
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY GILES FODEN

Querry, a world famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper mutilated by 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, will ever be taken as innocent...

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099478430
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than did Graham Greene * The Time *
A superb storyteller * New York Times *
Graham Greene taught us to understand the social and economic cripples in our midst. He taught us to look at each other with new eyes. I don't suppose his influence will ever disappear -- Auberon Waugh * Independent *
A masterly storyteller... An enormously popular writer who was also one of the most significant novelists of his time * Newsweek *
One of our greatest authors... Greene had the sharpest eyes for trouble, the finest nose for human weaknesses, and was pitilessly honest in his observations... For experience of a whole century he was the man within -- Norman Sherry * Independent *

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“Grim Greene”

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