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Dark diversions

a traveller's tale

Published by Viking in Toronto .
Written in English.

About the Edition

In 'Dark Diversions' acclaimed author John Ralston Saul stages a black comedy of international proportions that takes the reader from New York to Paris to Morocco to Haiti in the 1980's and 1990's. When he's not encountering dictators in Third World hot spots, Saul's narrator moves in privileged circles on both sides of the Atlantic, insinuating himself in to the lives of well-to-do aristocrats. Through his exploits we experience a fascinating world of secret lovers, exiled princesses, death by veganism and religious heresies. The emotional fireworks of these inhabitants of the First World are sharply juxtaposed with the political infighting of the dictators and the corruption, double-dealing and fawning that attend them. But as the narrator becomes further enmeshed in these worlds, his outsider status grows more ambiguous: Is he a documentarian of privileged foibles and fundamental inequity, or an embodiment of the very "dark diversions" he chronicles?

Edition Notes

Previously published in French under title: De si bons Américains, a translation of Some good Americans

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
C813/.54
Library of Congress
PR6069.A78 S65 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
321 p. ;
Number of pages
321

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26317856M
Internet Archive
darkdiversionstr00saul
ISBN 10
0670066559
ISBN 13
9780670066551
OCLC/WorldCat
804030258
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