Fifth Business

Fifth Business

Book - 2005
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Penguin Putnam
Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As Ramsay tells his story, it begins to seem that from boyhood, he has exerted a perhaps mystical, perhaps pernicious, influence on those around him. His apparently innocent involvement in such innocuous events as the throwing of a snowball or the teaching of card tricks to a small boy in the end prove neither innocent nor innocuous. Fifth Business stands alone as a remarkable story told by a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real.

Random House, Inc.
Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As Ramsay tells his story, it begins to seem that from boyhood, he has exerted a perhaps mystical, perhaps pernicious, influence on those around him. His apparently innocent involvement in such innocuous events as the throwing of a snowball or the teaching of card tricks to a small boy in the end prove neither innocent nor innocuous. Fifth Business stands alone as a remarkable story told by a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real.

Gardners
Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in WWI decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. This book is a story told by a man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real.

Publisher: London : Penguin, 2005, 1970
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9780143051381
0143051385
9780143191162
Characteristics: xvi, 257 p. ; 20 cm

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