9780380708567

The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel

Abbey, Edward

ISBN 10: 0380708566 / 0-380-70856-6
ISBN 13: 9780380708567
Publisher: Avon Books (P)
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
Long after his Desert Solitaire won him a national readership, Edward Abbey provides the fat masterpiece and operatic plainsong that writers and critics have been waiting for. The Fool's Progress is a foil for our culture's cliches and good intentions, and it manages to give meaning to the tumultuous post-World War II years.

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Just before he died in 1989, Ed Abbey published what he called his "honest novel," one loosely based on his own life. Early in its opening pages, Abbey's alter ego, Lightcap, takes off from his nearly empty home (its contents just removed by a disgruntled spouse) in Tucson, Arizona--but not before shooting his refrigerator, a hated symbol of civilization. Lightcap makes a winding journey by car to his boyhood home in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, calling on old friends along the road, visiting Indian reservations and out-of-the-way bars, and reminiscing about the triumphs and follies of his life. Readers would be mistaken to view this as pure autobiography, but The Fool's Progress nonetheless is an illuminating look into Abbey's time and his way of thinking, especially on matters of ecology and other social issues. It's also a picaresque tale humorously and artfully told, a book that Abbey himself rightly regarded as one of his best works of fiction. --Gregory McNamee

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