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When both his parents die, Galton Flood, a man raised in Guyana, leaves Georgetown for the townships of Wismar and Mackenzie, where he meets Gemma and encounters multiracial conflicts, disintegrating tenement blocks, and his own paranoia.
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The ironic parallels between Heath's psychotic main character and the more normal world he inhabits constitute the theme of his book. Repressed and wretched, Galton Flood grew up in contemporary Guyana. Although antisocial and unable to hold a decent job, he eventually marries. Intensely jealous, he murders his wife, but though he confesses the murder to his father-in-law and his own family, he is never brought to justice. The rest of his life is spent as a street derelict supported by his brother. A prize-winner in England when it was published there in 1978, the book presents a vivid picture of Guyanese society as seen through Flood's eyes. It should appeal to an audience relishing a classic tale of abnormal psychology.
- Patricia C. Heaney, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Set in the author's native Guyana, this is an impressive study of a man's descent into paranoia and madness.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Persea Books, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0892551682
Book Description Persea Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0892551682