Madness is better than defeat / Ned Beauman.
- First United States edition.
- New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
399 pages ; 25 cm
- United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- Officials and employees.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Temples -- Honduras -- Fiction.
- Action and adventure fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
- "A wild, astonishing novel (by arguably England's most accomplished young writer) 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 humor, spectacular imagination, and riveting prose, Madness Is Better Than Defeat teases, absorbs, entertains, and dazzles in equal measure"-- Provided by publisher.
- "This is Borzoi Book."
"Originally published in Great Britain by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company, London, in 2017."
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- Online version: Beauman, Ned. Madness is better than defeat.
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