Tropic Moon

ISBN-10: 159017111X
ISBN-13: 9781590171110
Edition: 2004
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Description: Newly translated for this edition. A young Frenchman, Joseph Timar, travels to Gabon carrying a letter of introduction from an influential uncle. He wants work experience; he wants to see the world. But in the oppressive heat and glare of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 8/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Newly translated for this edition. A young Frenchman, Joseph Timar, travels to Gabon carrying a letter of introduction from an influential uncle. He wants work experience; he wants to see the world. But in the oppressive heat and glare of the equator, Timar doesn't know what to do with himself, and no one seems inclined to help except Adèle, the hotel owner's wife, who takes him to bed one day and rebuffs him the next, leaving him sick with desire. But then, in the course of a single night, Adèle's husband dies and a black servant is shot, and Timar is sure that Adèle is involved. He'll cover for the crime if she'll do what he wants. The fix is in. But Timar can't even begin to imagine how deep. In Tropic Moon, Simenon, the master of the psychological novel, offers an incomparable picture of degeneracy and corruption in a colonial outpost.

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) began work as a reporter for a local newspaper at the age of sixteen, and at nineteen he moved to Paris to embark on a career as a novelist. He went on to write seventy-five Maigret novels and twenty-eight Maigret short stories.

Norman Rush's stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Best American Short Stories. His first novel, Mating, was the recipient of the National Book Award.

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