The Lunatic

Product Number: EB00009212
Released: Jun 28, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781617750540
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Description

This novel reveals that lunacy is by no means restricted to the village madman. . . . "By far the funniest book I've read in a decade" (The Washington Post Book World). In Jamaica, Aloysius is tolerated by his neighbors, but forced to eke out a living by doing odd jobs and use the hospitable woodlands for shelter. Starved of human companionship, he has running conversations with trees and plants. Then love, or a peculiar version of it, comes to Aloysius in the form of a solidly built German lady, Inga Schmidt, who has come to the Caribbean to photograph the flora and fauna. They will embark on a romance and a series of misadventures that may turn the island, and their lives, upside down . . . "Every country (if she's lucky) gets the Mark Twain she deserves, and Winkler is ours, bristling with savage Jamaican wit." -Marlon James

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Author(s): Anthony C. Winkler
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2007

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