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Umbrella
By Self, Will        
Paperback - English

"A brother is as easily forgotten as an umbrella."--James Joyce, Ulysses

1918
Audrey Death--feminist, socialist and munitions worker at Woolwich Arsenal--falls ill with encephalitis lethargica as the epidemic rages across Europe, killing a third of its victims and condemning a further third to living death.

1971
Under the curious eyes of psychiatrist Dr. Zack Busner, assumed mental patient Audrey Death lies supine in bed above a spring grotto that she has made every one of the forty-nine years she has resided in Friern Mental Hospital.

2010
Now retired, Dr. Busner travels waywardly across North London in search of the truth about that tumultuous summer when he awoke the post-encephalitic patients under his care using a new and powerful drug.

Weaving together a dense tapestry of consciousness and lived life across an entire century, in his latest and most ambitious novel, Will Self takes up the challenge of Modernism and reveals how it--and it alone--can unravel new and unsettling truths about our world and how it came to be.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
0802122027
EAN
9780802122025
Publication Date
08/10/2013
Pages
448
Dimension
20.32cm x 13.72cm x 3.30cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Self, Will
Will Self (b. 1961) is an English novelist and journalist. His Independent column of offbeat walking tours, Psychogeography, has been collected into an eponymously titled book.




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