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Madness is better than defeat /

Madness is better than defeat /
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R2578375 F BEAU
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ISBN 9781473613591
Shelf Location F BEAU
Author Beauman, Ned, author
Title Madness is better than defeat / Ned Beauman.
Production/Publication data London : Sceptre, 2017.
Physical Description 408 pages ; 24 cm.
Carrier Type volume
Summary Note This is a wild, astonishing novel about Manhattan and Hollywood in the 1930s, Mayan gods, and a CIA operation gone terribly wrong--and the Booker short-listed Ned Beauman's magnum opus thus far. In 1938, two rival expeditions descend on an ancient temple recently discovered in the jungles of Honduras, one intending to shoot a screwball comedy on location there, the other to disassemble the temple and ship it back to New York. A seemingly endless stalemate ensues, and twenty years later a rogue CIA agent sets out to exploit it for his own ends, unaware that the temple is a locus of conspiracies grander than anyone could ever have guessed. Shot through with insanity, conspiracy, ingenuity, and adventure, showcasing Beauman's anarchic humour, spectacular imagination, and riveting prose, this novel teases, absorbs, entertains, and dazzles in equal measure.
Subject added entry United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Subject (Geographic) Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Hollywood (Calif.)
Genre Historical fiction
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