From the book jacket: Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is a
political-historical thriller -- reminiscent of Greene and Conrad -- that
explodes the genre, raising serious philosophical questions about terrorism,
political violence, and the clash of races and cultures.
Comment: According to some reviewers, The Darling isn't a patch on Russell Bank's 1996 novel, Cloudsplitter (a finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer). If that's the case, I just hope I can clear some space in my reading schedule at some point to read Cloudsplitter, because I found The Darling to be a rich, complex and altogether compelling read, so would be delighted to read something even better!
If you appreciate books that tell a good story at the same time as they inform, then I strongly recommend The Darling. I wish I could give this a ...
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