The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson

The Laughing Monsters Hardcover Nov 4 2014

By Denis Johnson
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A post-9/11 literary spy thriller from the National Book Award-winning author of Tree of SmokeAdriko is an African who styles himself a soldier of fortune and who claims to have served, at various times, 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 at the back of it all, Adriko's stated reason for inviting his friend to Freetown is for Nair to meet Adriko's fiancee, a college girl named Davidia from Colorado. 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. Their journey through a land abandoned by the future leads Adriko, Nair, and Davidia to meet themselves not in a new light, but rather in a new darkness. A high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world, Denis Johnson's The Laughing Monsters shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game."

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Product Details

Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date
Nov 4 2014
Language
English
ISBN-13
9780374280598
ISBN-10
0374280592
Weight
372g
Dimensions
134.0mm x 228.0mm