I read a Man Cannot Cry when it was first published about 15 years ago. It's the story of Than Profane an "All American" aethiest Doctor working in Los Angeles who travels to Africa to his estranged Quaker missionary father's death bed. Following the death of his father the mission is desperate for a doctor and Than Profane reluctantly agrees to stay while they find a replacement. The book follows his own journey of enlightenment and portrays a 1960's Africa on every level, with stunning clarity. It's just a great shame that this has never been made into a film as it would surely be a blockbuster hit!
I have just finished reading 'A Man Cannot Cry'. What a brilliant book I couldn't put it down and then felt bereft when I had finished it. It is so well written you feel as though you are there living through the dramas with the characters, and the main character Dr Than Profane just stays with you long after you put the book down. This is the best book I have read in a while. I would thoroughly recommend this book if you enjoy a good read that you can lose yourself in.
The book is in very good condition considering its age!! The pages are a little yellow but that is all the wear that is visible. It was sent promptly and received days later. It put a smile on my Mum's face as she and I both love this book, a story that stays with you for ever, and a good one to re-read over and over, hence needing a new copy, as our original one was too worn to make it through another read.
Thinking of buying another copy the one l have is second hand and is held together with a little tape now. This book is a fantastic read and l have read it several times, especially on holidays. l must have had the book for a good 10 years and lam very reluctant to let it go. Well written Gloria Keverne would make a great film.