Gillespie, an Irishman, goes to the Congo in 1959 in pursuit of his beautiful lover Inès, a passionate Italian journalist. Unlike her, Gillespie has no interest in the deepening independence crisis, nor in the charismatic leader, Patrice Lumumba. He has other business: this is his last chance to make love work for him.
The Catastrophist - Paperback
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Headline Review; New Ed edition (8 April 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0747260338
- ISBN-13: 978-0747260332
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.2 x 19.7 cm