Brazzaville Beach - Usman Shoukry's Lemma; Ikarios and Erigone; Cabbages and Spheres Summary & Analysis

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Usman Shoukry's Lemma; Ikarios and Erigone; Cabbages and Spheres Summary

In life, according to Hope Clearwater, we tend to try to solve our problems the same way that algorithms are used to solve mathematical problems. There are also lemmas, "...propositions so simple they are not even called theorems" (p. 79). Life is also full of lemmae, she posits, and remembers Usman Shoukry's favorite - "Never be too happy." Usman is her Egyptian male friend whom she met on her first provision run. He is a mercenary air force pilot for the federal government. He and several others fly Russian-made MIG-15's and bomb suspected revolutionary strongholds and villages. Shoukry has no rules and answers to no government. He is simply paid to complete missions, and life is not complicated. Hope thoroughly enjoys the company and the sex and...

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