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By John Ralston Saul

In darkish Diversions, acclaimed writer John Ralston Saul levels a black comedy of foreign proportions that takes the reader from manhattan to Paris to Morocco to Haiti. whilst he is not encountering dictators in 3rd international scorching spots, Saul's unnamed journalist narrator strikes in privileged circles on each side of the Atlantic, insinuating himself into the lives of well-to-do aristocrats. via his exploits we event a desirable global of mystery enthusiasts, exiled princesses, loss of life through veganism, and non secular heresies. The emotional fireworks of those population of the 1st international are sharply juxtaposed with the political infighting of the dictators and the corruption, double-dealing, and fawning that attend them. yet as he turns into extra enmeshed in those worlds, the outsider prestige of the narrator grows extra ambiguous: Is he a documentarian of privileged foibles and basic inequity, or an embodiment of the very "dark diversions" he chronicles?

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