Fifth Business

Audio Book (CD) | February 1, 2012

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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 proves, in the end, neither innocent nor innocuous. The first novel in the celebrated Deptford Trilogy, Fifth Business stands alone as the remarkable story of a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real.

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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, pe...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.5 × 6.5 × 1.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1441885862

ISBN - 13:9781441885869

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This might be the greatest Canadian novel ever written. I've read it several times, and its funny, smart, enigmatic, and brilliantly written.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian classic If you ever read only one book in your lifetime, this should be it. A master piece. This is the first book in a trilogy that will stay with you forever. Wonderful.
Date published: 2016-11-04