The Explosion of the Radiator Hose (2020)

The Explosion of the Radiator Hose Jean Rolin Louise Rogers Lalaurie The Explosion of the Radiator Hose In this nominally true story of an epic transcontinental road trip Jean Rolin travels to Africa from darkest France accompanying a battered Audi to its new life as a taxi to be operated by the fami
  • Title: The Explosion of the Radiator Hose
  • Author: Jean Rolin Louise Rogers Lalaurie
  • ISBN: 9781564786326
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
The Explosion of the Radiator Hose Jean Rolin Louise Rogers Lalaurie In this nominally true story of an epic, transcontinental road trip, Jean Rolin travels to Africa from darkest France, accompanying a battered Audi to its new life as a taxi to be operated by the family of a Congolese security guard The ghost of Joseph Conrad haunts Rolin s journey, as do memories of his expatriate youth in Kinshasa in the early 1960s but no less presentIn this nominally true story of an epic, transcontinental road trip, Jean Rolin travels to Africa from darkest France, accompanying a battered Audi to its new life as a taxi to be operated by the family of a Congolese security guard The ghost of Joseph Conrad haunts Rolin s journey, as do memories of his expatriate youth in Kinshasa in the early 1960s but no less present are W G Sebald and Marcel Proust, who are the guiding lights for Rolin s sensual and digressive attack upon history his own as well as the world s By turns comic, lyrical, gruesome, and humane, The Explosion of the Radiator Hose is a one of a kind travelogue, and no less an exploration of what it means to be human in a life of perpetual exile and migration.
The Explosion of the Radiator Hose Jean Rolin Louise Rogers Lalaurie

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  1. Jim

    Look at it as a kind of 21st century rewrite of Joseph Conrad s The Heart of Darkness Jean Rolin writes of his journey to the Congo interior, but with a used Audi being imported from Europe to be used as a taxi in the lucrative Kinshasa market But as the book s title, The Explosion of the Radiator Hose, hints, it was not an easy task In Congo, everybody s hand is out and obtrusive officialdom is rife I spent whole days in Kurt s office he busying himself with innumerable tasks for the most part [...]

  2. Greg

    Taken in by the garish cover and references to the author s gonzo journalism undeserved, it turns out , I was surprised to find the narrator we have to remind ourselves that this is putatively a fiction spending great swathes of this book attempting not to be bored, usually reading his dear Proust, but not so fast that he would finish Remembrance of Things Past before the end of his voyage on a cargo ship to Africa In fact very few incidents in this trip from Paris to Kinshasa exceed the excitem [...]

  3. Joe

    Although it s billed as an epic transcontinental road trip, that description doesn t really fit Jean Rolin s The Explosion of the Radiator Hose, making its first appearance in English this spring for Dalkey Archive More an unconventional record of one man s questionably truthful journey by ship from Paris, France to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it s only nominal kin to transcontinental African travelogues like Paul Theroux s Dark Star Safari or Julian Smith s recent Crossing the Heart o [...]

  4. Petr

    Easy to read and easy to follow, this book provides on its 200 pages quite an interesting insight into contemporary Congo, its recent history and relation with France.A good read for someone who, like me, knows nothing about this part of the world and wants to change it.

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