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Madness Is Better Than Defeat

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
A wild, astonishing literary thriller by arguably England's most accomplished young writer, about Manhattan and Hollywood in the 1930s, Mayan gods, and a CIA operation gone terribly wrong--the Man Booker short-listed Ned Beauman's magnum opus thus far.

In 1938, two rival expeditions descend on an ancient temple recently discovered in the jungles of Honduras, one intending to shoot a screwball comedy on location there, the other to disassemble the temple and ship it back to New York. A seemingly endless stalemate ensues, and twenty years later a rogue CIA agent sets out to exploit it for his own ends, unaware that the temple is a locus of conspiracies far grander than anyone could ever have guessed. Shot through with insanity, intrigue, ingenuity, and adventure, showcasing Beauman's anarchic humor, spectacular imagination, and riveting prose, Madness Is Better Than Defeat teases, absorbs, entertains, and dazzles in equal measure.

    

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February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Madness Is Better Than Defeat: A novel
Author(s): Ned Beauman
ISBN: 0-385-35299-9 / 978-0-385-35299-4 (USA edition)
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August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Madness is Better than Defeat
Author(s): Ned Beauman
ISBN: 1-4736-1358-2 / 978-1-4736-1358-4 (UK edition)
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Madness is Better than Defeat
Author(s): Ned Beauman
ISBN: 1-4736-1361-2 / 978-1-4736-1361-4 (UK edition)
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Madness is Better than Defeat
Author(s): Ned Beauman
ISBN: 1-4736-1359-0 / 978-1-4736-1359-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Madness Is Better than Defeat
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Title: Madness Is Better Than Defeat
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Publisher: Sceptre
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Title: Madness Is Better Than Defeat
Author(s): Ned Beauman
Publisher: Sceptre
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February 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Madness Is Better Than Defeat: A novel
Author(s): Ned Beauman
Publisher: Knopf
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August 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Madness Is Better Than Defeat
Author(s): Ned Beauman
Publisher: Sceptre
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August 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Madness is Better than Defeat
Author(s): Ned Beauman
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK