‘Banco’, the follow-up to ‘Papillon’ published in Persian
Publish Date : Monday 4 June 2018 - 20:31
IBNA- The follow-up to the immensely popular French novel ‘Papillon’ by Henry Charrière titled ‘Banco’ has been translated into Persian by Fereidoun Saleki and published in Tehran.
According to IBNA
correspondent, the novel which has been released by Amir Kabir Publishing is a 1973 autobiography by Henri Charrière
, and a sequel to his previous novel ‘Papillon’
. It documents Charrière's life in Venezuela, where he arrived after his escape from the penal colony on Devil's Island.
Like its predecessor, ‘Banco’
is purportedly an autobiography, unlike ‘Papillon’ however, the details have not been as vehemently discredited. Continuing on from ‘Papillon’, ‘Banco’ tells of Henri's life in Venezuela attempting to gain funds to seek revenge for his false imprisonment and to see his father.
After many enterprises failed to net profits (including diamond mining, a bank robbery and a jewelry heist) Henri found success in Venezuela running various restaurants. Parts of the book talk in more detail about the crime he committed in France, his arrest, his trial and his views on French justice in the matter. Toward the end of the book, he returns to France as a free man.
The Persian version of ‘Banco’ has been published in 430 pages and 500 copies by Amir Kabir Publishing in Tehran.