The Comedians

Graham Greene
Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
Introduced by Francis Wheen

Set in 1960s Haiti, this darkly comic thriller is introduced by award-winning journalist Francis Wheen.

Cruelty is like a searchlight. It sweeps from one spot to another.

Three men with ‘interchangeable’ names meet aboard a Haitian-bound cruise ship – Smith, the naive American; ‘Major’ Jones, the confidence man; and Brown, the directionless hotelier. Graham Greene’s darkly comic thriller – set among the bougainvillaea, bordellos and crumbling hotels of 1960s Haiti – begins like a bad joke. Yet as their ship approaches the island’s poverty-stricken shoreline, these three ‘comedians’ are thrust into a world that is all too real; a world of Voodoo, half-truths and insurgencies, and the dreaded Tonton Macoute, the ruthless paramilitary wielded by the infamous dictator, François ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier.

Bound in blocked cloth

Set in Garamond with Gill Sans display

328 pages

Frontispiece and 8 integrated black & white illustrations, including 3 double-page spreads

Plain slipcase

9˝ × 5¾˝

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