One Big Damn PuzzlerBy John Harding
- Author: John Harding
- Binding: Paperback
- Published: 2006-07-25
"On an island paradise somewhere in the South Pacific, Managua - the only native who can read or write - is busily translating Hamlet into pidgin English when a plane interrupts his noble work. Strapping on his false leg, he makes his way to the landing strip to greet the unexpected arrival: William Hardt, a young American lawyer driven by his misguided ambition to win reparations for the island's inhabitants." "Hardt is not the first white outsider to pay a visit; the British came earlier, bringing their language, the small pigs that run wild in the jungle, and Shakespeare ... and the Americans followed with guns, land mines, and Coca-Cola. But in this place of riotously logical ritual, Hardt's determined quest to do good could make him the most devastating visitor of all."--BOOK JACKET.