Aloysius, the village madman, finds an emotional outlet in a visiting German woman photographer, but Inga gets him involved in incidents over his head
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Winkler was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1942. His first novel, The Painted Canoe, was published in 1984 to critical acclaim. This was followed by The Lunatic (1987), The Great Yacht Race (1992), Going Home to Teach (1995) and The Duppy (1997). A short story collection, The Annihilation of Fish and Other Stories, was published in 2004 by Macmillan.From Publishers Weekly:
A madman named Aloysius lives alone in the Jamaican bush until a German photojournalist named Inga snaps pictures of him as he sleeps. She soon moves in with him, and their life together is filled with misunderstandings, violence and much sex. In this tale of erotic fun in the sun, trees and animals are personifiedfor example, when Inga, in a fit of anger, bites a tree trunk, the tree cries in pain. But this fanciful novel also has a political edge: Inga comes to believe that poor Jamaicans should hate those who are rich, and she promotes an uprising. Although The Lunatic can be read as a comic novel, it also can be considered a warning against both greed and apathy.
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