The Comedians

By Graham Greene; Paul Theroux (Introduction by)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143039198, 320pp.)

Publication Date: February 2005

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Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt Papa Doc and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Brown the hotelier, Smith the innocent American, and Jones the confidence man these are the comedians of Greene's title. Hiding behind their actors masks, they hesitate on the edge of life. They are men afraid of love, afraid of pain, afraid of fear itself...
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About the Author
Graham Greene, the novelist, served with the Secret Intelligence Service during WWII. Greene died in 1991. Hugh Greene came to prominence as a journalist in Nazi Berlin. After being expelled from Germany just before WWII, he served in the RAF as an interrogator. Greene went on to join the BBC and was made Director-General in 1960. He died in 1987.

PAUL THEROUXis the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and Cape Cod.
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