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The Book Of The Heathen By Robert Edric

The Book Of The Heathen
by Robert Edric

it will be surprising if this year sees a more disturbing or haunting novel' Peter Kemp, Sunday Times'Relentless . an impressive and disturbing work of art' Robert Nye, Literary Review'Edric describes a compelling plot in fine, spare prose' David Isaacson, Daily Telegraph
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1897. In an isolated station in the Belgian Congo, an Englishman awaits trial for the murder of a native child. Imprisoned in a makeshift gaol, Nicholas Frere awaits the arrival of the Company's official investigator, while his friend, James Frasier, attempts to determine the circumstances which surround the charge. The world around them is rapidly changing: the horrors of the Belgian Congo are becoming known and the flow of its once-fabulous wealth is drying up. Unrest flares unstoppably into violence. Frere's coming trial will seek to determine considerably more than the killing of a child. But at the heart of this conflict lies a secret so dark, so unimaginable, that one man must be willingly destroyed by his possession of it, and the other must both sanction and participate in that destruction. 'More disturbing even than Conrad in his depiction of the heart of darkness . . . it will be surprising if this year sees a more disturbing or haunting novel' Peter Kemp, Sunday Times 'Relentless . . . an impressive and disturbing work of art' Robert Nye, Literary Review 'Edric describes a compelling plot in fine, spare prose' David Isaacson, Daily Telegraph

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Sku
GOR001091297
Title
The Book Of The Heathen
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
352
ISBN 10
0552999253
ISBN 13
9780552999250
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