Querry, a successful architect, has lost his joie de vivre, and despite his fame no longer derives any enjoyment from either his professional or personal life. In an effort to get away from his apparently mundane existence he voyages to the Congo to join a leper colony. His condition is diagnosed as what is today known as 'burn-out', but is he all he seems to be, and are his motives a little more clandestine?
His exploits in the jungle, which include using his skills to design a hospital for lepers as well as helping out the colony in various other ways, do not go unnoticed, and lead to him achieving the very celebrity that he was attempting to leave behind. Despite his irritation at the saintliness ascribed to him by those who have been touched by his deeds, and with some romantic entanglements along the way, Querry ultimately gets closer to finding the meaning and purpose in his life that he was looking for, as clarity returns at last to his fogged mind.
As one of the most celebrated writers of his generation, Graham Greene’s work is still enjoyed by people all over the world today. This audiobook is available either as a CD audiobook or an MP3 download, and demonstrates a writer at the very peak of his talents, representing a fine addition to any collection.