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Dark Diversions

Sub title: A Traveller's Tale

Author: John Ralston Saul

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 1980s and 1990s. When he’s not encountering dictators in Third World hotspots, Saul’s narrator moves in privileged circles on both sides of the Atlantic, insinuating himself into 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?

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Published by

Penguin Books India

Published

20 Jan 2013

Imprint

Penguin

ISBN13

9780143420125

Book Format

B

Extent

336pp

Rights

Indian Subcontinent only

Category

Fiction

Binding

Paperback

Language

English

Price (Rs.)

299.00

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