THE COUP


THE COUP

JOHN UPDIKE    Book Number: 87564    Product format: Hardback

Nothing in his previous life could have prepared Colonel Hakim Felix Ellellou for his new role as the President of Kush. Neither the French army nor his American university provided a grounding in the subtle skills of revolutionary dictatorship. Still less did they expect him to acquire four wives, a silver Mercedes and a fanatical version - cultural, ideological and personal - to the United States. But the US keeps creeping into Kush, and the repercussions into this incursion constitute the events of the novel. Colonel Ellellou tells his own story, always elegantly and often in the third person, from an undisclosed location in the South of France. Here's an intelligent, funny and passionate narrator. Remainder mark, 305pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780812982978
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