Dark Diversions PDF º Hardcover

Dark Diversions PDF º With savage wit, John Ralston Saul creates a world where intrigue, prestige and debauchery span continents and social milieux In Dark Diversions acclaimed author John Ralston Saul stages a black comedy of international proportions that takes the reader from New York to Paris to Morocco to Haiti in the s and s When he s not encountering dictators in Third World hot spo.



With savage wit, John Ralston Saul creates a world where intrigue, prestige and debauchery span continents and social milieux In Dark Diversions acclaimed author John Ralston Saul stages a black comedy of international proportions that takes the reader from New York to Paris to Morocco to Haiti in the s and s When he s not encountering dictators in Third World hot spots, Saul s narrator moves in privileged circles on both sides of the Atlantic, insinuating himself into the lives of well to do aristocrats Through his exploits we experience a fascinating world of secret lovers, exiled princesses, death by veganism, and religious heresies The emotional fireworks of these inhabitants of the First World are sharply juxtaposed with the political infighting of the dictators and the corruption, double dealing, and fawning that attend them But as he becomes further enmeshed in these worlds, his outsider status grows ambiguous Is he a documentarian of privileged foibles and fundamental inequity, or an embodiment of the very Dark Diversions he chronicles