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Coup

Coup - 78 edition

Coup - 78 edition

ISBN13: 9780449242599

ISBN10: 0449242595

Coup by John Updike - ISBN 9780449242599
Edition: 78
Copyright: 1978
Publisher: Fawcett Book Group
Published: 1978
International: No
Coup by John Updike - ISBN 9780449242599

ISBN13: 9780449242599

ISBN10: 0449242595

Edition: 78

Summary

The Coupdescribes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû. (''A leader,'' writes Colonel Ellelloû, ''is one who, out of madness or goodness, takes upon himself the woe of a people. There are few men so foolish.'') Colonel Ellelloû has four wives, a silver Mercedes, and a fanatic aversion-cultural, ideological, and personal-to the United States. But the U.S. keeps creeping into Kush, and the repercussions of this incursion constitute the events of the novel. Colonel Ellelloû tells his own story-always elegantly, and often in the third person-from an undisclosed location in the South of France.


From the Trade Paperback edition.