A Burnt-out Case

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An architect is the victim of an attack of indifference – he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a ‘burnt-out case’.

ISBN: 9780099478430 Author: Greene, Graham Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 7th October 2004 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:22) Pages: 192 Language: English Edition: Centenary Edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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…

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