Synopses & Reviews
Now with a new introduction by David Rieff, The Lawless Roads is the result of Graham Greene's expedition to Mexico in the late 1930s to report on how the inhabitants had reacted to the brutal anticlerical purges of President Calles. His journey took him through the tropical states of Chiapas and Tabasco, places where all the churches had been destroyed or closed and the priests driven out or shot. The experience provided Greene with the setting and theme for one of his greatest novels, The Power and the Glory.
About the Author
(1904 &1991) worked for the British secret service in Sierra Leone during World War II. Afterward, he began wide-ranging travels as a journalist. As well as his many novels, Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, two books of autobiography, two biographies, and four books for children.
David Rieff is a journalist and writer whose books include At the Point of a Gun and Slaughterhouse.