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Dark Green, Bright Red

Gore Vidal

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

* A novel of intrigue set in central America.

In the tiny Central American republic of Tenango, a place of orchid--scented jungle, crumbling palaces and baroque cathedrals, the rainy season is over and the dusty days of winter have begun. It is time for revolution.

In an old plantation house the conspirators meet: General Jorge Alvarez, returned from exile in New Orleans with his hothead of a son and his proud, beautiful daughter; a volatile entourage of disenchanted colonels and rebel priests; and Peter Nelson, an American soldier of fortune with his own reasons for joining the rebels. Yet when the waiting is over and the struggle for power under way, nothing in Tenango turns out to be what it seems, not even the tragedy that awaits them all.

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Praise for Dark Green, Bright Red

  • There is no-one quite like him, and if you don't know his work then you should. - Erica Wagner, The TIMES

  • America's own Tiresias - a seer and a scourge as well as an entertainer of the highest order. - Jay McInerney

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Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal was at the centre of literary and intellectual life for half a century and wrote 'The Narratives of a Golden Age' series as well as countless bestsellers. He died on 31st July 2012.

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