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    DescriptionOn an island paradise somewhere in the South Pacific, Managua--the only native who can read or write--is busily translating Hamlet into pidgin English when a plane interrupts his noble work. Strapping on his false leg, he makes his way to the landing strip to greet the unexpected arrival: William Hardt, a young American lawyer driven by his misguided ambition to win reparations for the island's inhabitants. Hardt is not the first white outsider to pay a visit; the British came earlier, bringing their language, the small pigs that run wild in the jungle, and Shakespeare . . . and the Americans followed with guns, land mines, and Coca-Cola. But in this place of riotously logical ritual, Hardt's determined quest to do good could make him the most devastating visitor of all. Profoundly moving and achingly funny, One Big Damn Puzzler brilliantly explores the collision of the twenty-first century with unsullied pagan reality--and establishes John Harding as one of the most imaginative contemporary chroniclers of the human condition.


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    Title
    One Big Damn Puzzler
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Harding
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 489
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061132186
    ISBN 10: 0061132187
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 60
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: P25100000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR6108.A725 O54 2006
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    01 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY