By Ned Beauman
'This is likely one of the so much only stress-free novels i have learn in years - by means of turns unhappy, relocating, considerate, fascinating, shrewdpermanent, enlightening, fabulous and laugh-out-loud humorous - that is good enough. i will not reflect on any form of reader who would not get pleasure from it' Independent
'It jogged my memory of a Coen brothers film... i discovered it enthralling, and that i was once chuffed to show each page... i actually loved it' Tom Sutcliffe, BBC Radio four Saturday Review
Conspiracy, madness, ingenuity and experience collide within the new novel through the guy Booker-longlisted, Granta better of younger British Novelist Ned Beauman. #MadnessIsBetter
In 1938, rival expeditions trigger for a misplaced Mayan temple within the jungles of Honduras, one meaning to shoot a screwball comedy on position there, the opposite to disassemble the temple and send it again to big apple. A possible unending stalemate ensues, and 20 years later a rogue CIA agent units out to use it as a geopolitical pawn - unaware that the temple is the locus of grander conspiracies than somebody can have imagined.
Showcasing the anarchic humour, boundless mind's eye and unheard of prose of 1 of the best writers of his new release, it is a masterful novel that teases, entertains and dazzles in equivalent degree.
PRAISE FOR NED BEAUMAN
A Granta top younger British Novelist
'Seriously humorous and heavily clever whilst' Daily Telegraph
'Dazzlingly artistic' The Times
'A singular, and nearly recklessly proficient, younger author' Time
'A strength to be stated within the the following and now' Dazed and Confused
'Gobsmackingly smart' Vanity Fair
'Playful, arresting, unnerving opulent, impolite and - notably - deliciously, startlingly, exuberantly clean' Guardian