Madness Is Better Than Defeat

Madness Is Better Than Defeat

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2018
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A wild, astonishing literary thriller by arguably England's most accomplished young writer, about Manhattan and Hollywood in the 1930s, Mayan gods, and a CIA operation gone terribly wrong--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 far grander than anyone could ever have guessed. Shot through with insanity, intrigue, 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.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2018
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780525588726
0525588728
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (15 hr., 51 min., 53 sec.)) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Meyers, Eric - Narrator

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