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PERCY, H.R. An Innocent Bystander. Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Macmillan of Canada, A Division of Canada Publishing Corporation, (1989). First Edition.Pp (6),1-232,(2). 8vo [145 x 222 mm], green cloth, pale blue lettering to spine. Herbert Rolland (Bill) Percy (b. August 6, 1920, Burham, Kent, England - d. December 17, 1996, Nova Scotia) a British-born Canadian writer. "Gaspar Sanchez Carames, a former university professor of English, lies in a dank South American jail. He has no idea why he was arrested and imprisoned and, when he is interrogated, he does not know what bis captors want him totell them. All he knows is that his fellow prisoner, a man hehad known at university in Cambridge twenty years before, is an internationally wanted terrorist, Paulo Martinez. Writing with pencil stubs on scraps of paper, Gaspar tries to keep fear and madness at bay by piecing together what has happened to Paulo since they both left Cambridge. By reliving his own memories,he also tries to understand how he has become unwittingly implicated in th e terrorist's crimes. Over and over again he sees in his mind's eye the scene in a city park that preceded his arrest: what did he witness and what does it mean? Why do the images of that dav continue to haunt him? Gradually Gaspar assembles the pieces of the puzzle, finding a pattern behind what seemed at first to be only random eventsi and coincidence. Even details that he once thought were irrelevant start to take on a sinister meaning as he unravels the mystery of his incarceration, and he comes to realize the truthof the terrorists' maxim: "There is no such thing as an innoent bystander. " Very good in dustjacket. 16.00
Title: Innocent Bystander. First Edition in dj.
Publisher: 1989, ISBN:077159464x:
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