Author(s): Graham Greene
During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.
'Graham Greene's masterpiece' John Updike 20040702
" Greene's masterpiece." - John Updike
" Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature." - John Le Carre
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among the many people who paid tribute to him on his death was Kingsley Amis: 'He will be missed all over the world. Until today, he was our greatest living novelist.'