THE BUTTERFLY FLOOD by John Wyllie

THE BUTTERFLY FLOOD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The title translates to a time of tragedy in the barely emergent country of West Africa where Dr. and Mrs. Quarshie preside, this time over the death of a headless white man. In time--and everything takes time here, even burials under a festering sun--the Quarshies discover the dead man had been a teacher, a flagrant racist, a pusher of drugs and corrupter of flesh, specifically that of a black girl and a white Peace Corps amazon. Wyllie writes quietly and well and manages to contain two very distinct worlds in a kola nutshell.

Pub Date: Nov. 28th, 1975
Publisher: Doubleday