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The Resource A good man in Africa, William Boyd

A good man in Africa, William Boyd

Label
A good man in Africa
Title
A good man in Africa
Statement of responsibility
William Boyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the small African republic of Kinjanja, British diplomat Morgan Leafy bumbles heavily through his job. His love of women, his fondness for drink, and his loathing for the country prove formidable obstacles on his road to any kind of success. But when he becomes an operative in Operation Kingpin and is charged with monitoring the front runner in Kinjanja's national elections, Morgan senses an opportunity to achieve real professional recognition and, more importantly, reassignment. After he finds himself being blackmailed, diagnosed with a venereal disease, attempting bribery, and confounded with a dead body, Morgan realizes that very little is going according to plan."--The publisher
Summary
In the small African republic of Kinjanja, Morgan Leafy, a carefree British civil servant perennially in search of sexual adventure, must deal with Harvard-educated tribal chiefs, unalterably genteel Englishwomen, and a cursed lightning-struck corpse
Theme
Tone
Award
  • Somerset Maugham Award, 1982.
  • Whitbread Book Award for First Novel, 1981.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
016522
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyd, William
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diplomats
  • British
  • Africa
  • British
  • Diplomats
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
A good man in Africa, William Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53163201
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781400030026
Lccn
2003265737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53163201
Label
A good man in Africa, William Boyd
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53163201
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781400030026
Lccn
2003265737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53163201

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