At a glance:
- Author: Graham Greene
- First Published: 1949
- Type of Plot: Psychological
- Time of Work: The 1950’s
- Setting: A Mexican village on the U.S. border
- Characters: Joseph Calloway, The narrator, Two English detectives
- Genres: Psychological fiction, Short fiction
- Subjects: 1950's, Dogs, Crime or criminals, Escapes, Villages, Detectives, Accidents, Death or dying, Mexico or Mexicans, Pets, Law enforcement, Bridges
- Locales: Mexico, Central America and West Indies
Joseph Calloway, a rich Englishman indicted on investment fraud charges in his own country, has led authorities on a chase through several Latin American countries. He is now taking refuge in Mexico, hoping that its disordered government will make it easier for him to dodge officials. The narrator, an aimless drifter who is passing through a small border town where Calloway is hiding, sympathizes with the tedious boredom that Calloway feels, with nothing to do but sit in the dismal town’s square all day.
Each day, Calloway strolls to the bridge that joins the...
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