By Doris Lessing
During this bold novel of insanity and liberate, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Doris Lessing imagines the fantastical "inner-space" lifetime of an amnesiac.
Charles Watkins, a Professor of Classics at Cambridge college, has suffered a breakdown, constrained to a psychological health facility as his pals and medical professionals try to carry him again to fact. yet Watkins has launched into an incredible pyschological event that takes him from a spinning raft within the Atlantic to a ruined stone urban on a tropical island to an outer-space trip via making a song planets. As he travels in his brain via reminiscence and the farther reaches of mind's eye, his medical professionals attempt to subdue him with ever extra strong medicines in a contest for his soul. during this provocative novel, Lessing takes us on a harrowing voyage into the hardly ever glimpsed territory of the internal brain.
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I noticed new tats on my father’s knuckles. My name was on his left hand, my brother’s name on the right. ” I drummed my fingers on the ledge. ” he asked. “Hell, no. ” My father laughed again, said, “I look at you, I see myself. ” Narcissistic SOB. He still thought he was my idol, which couldn’t have been further from the truth. “Jack, let me ask you a serious question. ” “Prentiss. I’ve learned a lot from him. I’m happy. ” “You’re wasting your time, Jack. ” I guess he’d gotten to the part that was supposed to change my life.
You’ll see, and you can be the judge. Sit back; it’s a long story but a good one. Two IT WAS TWO YEARS after I got back from Afghanistan and the war. I hadn’t seen my father in over a year, had no reason or desire to see him again. But when he called, he said he had something important to tell me. He said it was urgent and that it was going to change my life. My father was a manipulative, lying bastard, but he’d hooked me, so there I was, walking through the forbidding visitors’ gate of California State Prison at Corcoran.
Her name is Connie Yu. She was a bright light. ” “These girls, Justine, are being killed in my neighborhood. ” “Sorry, Emilio. That’s my frustration talking. I feel desperate and even guilty. ” “Tell me about it. I’m here with you, right? Pro bono. ” Cruz hated to lose too, really hated it. Maybe even more than Jack did. He had once been a ranked prizefighter, then a cop, then a special investigator for the DA’s office under Bobby Petino. Three years later, Bobby Petino introduced him to Jack, who hired him as a Private investigator.
Briefing for a Descent Into Hell by Doris Lessing