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The Resource The laughing monsters : a novel, Denis Johnson

The laughing monsters : a novel, Denis Johnson

Label
The laughing monsters : a novel
Title
The laughing monsters
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Denis Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Roland Nair calls himself Scandinavian but travels on a US passport. After ten years' absence, he returns to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to reunite with his friend Michael Adriko. They once made a lot of money here during the country's civil war, and, curious to see whether good luck will strike twice in the same place, Nair has allowed himself to be drawn back to a region he considers hopeless. Adriko is an African who styles himself a soldier of fortune and who claims to have served, at various times, with the Ghanaian army, the Kuwaiti Emiri Guard, and the American Green Berets. He's probably broke now, but he remains, at thirty-six, as stirred by his own doubtful schemes as he was a decade ago. Although Nair believes some kind of money-making plan lies behind it all, Adriko's stated reason for inviting his friend to Freetown is for Nair to meet Adriko's fianc?e, a grad student from Colorado named Davidia. Together the three set out to visit Adriko's clan in the Uganda-Congo borderland--but each of these travelers is keeping secrets from the others"--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Denis
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3560.O3745
LC item number
L38 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Intelligence service
  • World politics
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
The laughing monsters : a novel, Denis Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780374280598
Lccn
2014016983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn874970008
  • (Sirsi) o874970008
  • (OCoLC)874970008
  • 1916542
Label
The laughing monsters : a novel, Denis Johnson
Publication
Note
Subtitle from jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780374280598
Lccn
2014016983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn874970008
  • (Sirsi) o874970008
  • (OCoLC)874970008
  • 1916542

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