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The Catastrophist

(1998)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Whitbread Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Short-listed for the Whitbread Novel Award, The Catastrophist is a haunting novel set in the politically charged landscape of the Belgian Congo just before independence. At its heart is the passion between novelist James Gillespie and the fiery idealistic journalist Inès, whom he follows to Africa as their affair begins to fray. They are as unlike as lovers can be; he is willfully apolitical and desperate for her love, while she is obsessed with the unfolding drama, caught up in history, hero-worship, and soon, a new passion. In a country that will self-destruct upon giving birth to itself, Gillespie is plunged into violence and betrayal, and moved by love to a final act of nobility. In his ravishing U.S. debut, Ronan Bennett delivers heart-stopping suspense, profound moral questioning, and a searing depiction of a doomed love.

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February 2000 : UK Hardback

Title: The Catastrophist
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ISBN: 0-7531-6082-X / 978-0-7531-6082-4 (UK edition)
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September 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Catastrophist: A Novel
Author(s): Ronan Bennett
ISBN: 0-684-86334-0 / 978-0-684-86334-4 (USA edition)
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July 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Catastrophist
Author(s): Ronan Bennett
ISBN: 0-7472-2210-X / 978-0-7472-2210-1 (UK edition)
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October 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Catastrophist: A Novel
Author(s): Ronan Bennett
ISBN: 1-59691-305-3 / 978-1-59691-305-9 (USA edition)
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November 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Catastrophist
Author(s): Ronan Bennett
ISBN: 0-7531-6190-7 / 978-0-7531-6190-6 (UK edition)
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September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Catastrophist : A Novel
Author(s): Ronan Bennett
ISBN: 0-684-87036-3 / 978-0-684-87036-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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April 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Catastrophist
Author(s): Ronan Bennett
ISBN: 0-7472-8102-5 / 978-0-7472-8102-3 (UK edition)
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Catastrophist
Author(s): Ronan Bennett
ISBN: 0-7472-6033-8 / 978-0-7472-6033-2 (UK edition)
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July 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Catastrophist
Author(s): Ronan Bennett
ISBN: 0-7472-7310-3 / 978-0-7472-7310-3 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

November 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Catastrophist
Author(s): Ronan Bennett
ISBN: 0-7531-0645-0 / 978-0-7531-0645-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2001 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Catastrophist: A Novel
Author(s): Ronan Bennett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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