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The Lunatic.

Anthony C. Winkler.

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ISBN 10: 0818404280 / ISBN 13: 9780818404283
Published by Carol Publishing Group: Lyle Stuart Press, New York, NY, 1987
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Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: binding shows very slight spine lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Else just a hint of wear to extremities. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 225pp. First Ed thus, later printing. Trade Paperback. Aloysius, the village madman, uses the hospitable woodlands for shelter. Starved of human companionship, love comes to Aloysius in the form of a solidly built German lady, Inga Schmidt. Lunatic or not, Aloysius is capable of satisfying Ingas libido as frequently as she desires. But the romantic idyll is bruised when Inga invites a local butcher to join a mnage a trios, and shattered when the trio decides to burgle the house of Busha McIntosh. This is undoubtedly the funniest book I have ever read. 10 years ago in my college dorm through peals of laughter, which had everyone thinking I had gone mad - as mad as Aloysius - I read this tale in 24 hours. Since then I have reread the book several times and given copies as gifts for a variety of occasions. Each time, the response of belly ripping laughter has been the same. This is a true depiction of the quintessential Jamaican rural mad man. Those of us who grew up in rural Jamaica know an Aloysius. The theme might seem like a simple silly Jamaican comedy, but the writing style is eloquent and easy. Tony does not skip a beat. Bookseller Inventory # 32610

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Title: The Lunatic.

Publisher: Carol Publishing Group: Lyle Stuart Press, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Paperback

Edition: First Ed thus, later printing..

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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.

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