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The Coup
The Coup
Author: John Updike
The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû. (“A leader,” writes Colonel Ellelloû, "is one who, out of madness or goodness, takes upon himself the woe of a people. There are few me...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780449242599
ISBN-10: 0449242595
Publication Date: 3/12/1980
Pages: 318
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Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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The absolute worst book I've ever read in its entirety. The only reason I read it, and finished it, was because it was written by Updike. Some people get so famous that nobody has the guts to tell them when they've done something terrible.