|Coup, the (1978) [Novel]|
by John Updike
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(From the publisher):
Kush, the imaginary African nation, a large, land-locked, drought-ridden territory, is ruled by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû. The good colonel has four wives, a silver Mercedes, and a fanatic aversion to the United States.
But the Ugly American keeps creeping up on Kush—with all sorts of strange repercussions
Original title: The Coup
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics