The story of a corrupt yet good man entangled in the colonial intrigues and anguish of a coastal West African Town.
Scobie is a principled police officer in a war-torn West African state. When he is passed over for promotion he is forced to borrow money to send his despairing wife away on a holiday. In her absence he falls in love with Helen and his life is transformed by the experience.
Original title: The Heart of the Matter
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics