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Darke
Darke
Gekoski, Rick2017
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Dr James Darke has expelled himself from the world. He writes compulsively in his coming of old age journal; he eats little, drinks and smokes a lot. Meditating on what he has lost - the loves of his life, both dead and alive - he tries to console himself with the wisdom of the great thinkers and poets, yet finds nothing but disappointment. But cracks of light appear in his carefully managed darkness; he begins to emerge from his self-imposed exile, drawn by the tender, bruised filaments of love for his daughter and grandson. Rich in ideas and feeling, this novel is provocative and timely. With scalding prose, ruthless intelligence and an unforgettably vivid protagonist, it faces some of the greatest, most uncomfortable questions about how we choose to live, and how to die.
Main title:
Darke / Rick Gekoski.
Imprint:
Edinburgh : Canongate Books Ltd., 2017.
Collation:
299 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
97817821193649781782119371
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
Added title:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionGEKOOnloan - Due: 03 Feb 2022
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