A Burnt Out Case

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Random House, Oct 2, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
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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...

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summer-2013, tbr-busting-2013, afr-congo, catholic, plague-disease Read from August 13 to 16, 2013 a burnt-out case (1960) gbox> fraudio> rosado> read by richard morant summer 2013> tbr busting 2013 ... Read full review

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I am about half way through this book, and am enjoying it without quite knowing where it is going. Deep in the heart of Africa a man is trying to escape from his past, which keeps cropping up ... Read full review

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Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.

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