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Seven Houses in France

Seven Houses in France

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Paperback, Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2012, ISBN13 9781555976231, ISBN10 1555976239
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Captain Biran and his wife, who both long for France, are stationed in the Belgian Congo, where Biran runs a squalid garrison where soldiers do what they wish in the jungle, until the arrival of a new officer upsets the balance of power.

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Captain Biran and his wife, who both long for France, are stationed in the Belgian Congo, where Biran runs a squalid garrison where soldiers do what they wish in the jungle, until the arrival of a new officer upsets the balance of power.

A brooding novel of colonial intrigue in the Congo, from the author of "The Accordionist's Son "and "Obabakoak
"The year is 1903, and the garrison of Yangambi on the banks of the Congo is under the command of Captain Lalande Biran. The captain is also a poet whose ambition is to amass a fortune and return to the literary cafes of Paris. His glamorous wife, Christine, has a further ambition: to own seven houses in France, a house for every year he has been abroad. At Lalande Biran's side are the ex-legionnaire van Thiegel, a brutal womanizer, and the servile, treacherous Donatien, who dreams of running a brothel. The officers spend their days guarding enslaved rubber-tappers and kidnapping young girls, and at their hands the jungle is transformed into a wild circus of human ambition and absurdity. But everything changes with the arrival of a new officer and brilliant marksman: the enigmatic Chrysostome Liege. An outstanding new novel from the critically acclaimed and prizewinning author Bernardo Atxaga, "Seven Houses in France "is a blackly comic tale which reveals the darkest sides of human desire.

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Number of Pages: 250
Original Languages: English
Author: Atxaga, Bernardo ,  Costa, Margaret Jull
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
ISBN-13: 9781555976231
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 8.50 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1555976239
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