Bring Out Your Dead

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Peter Owens, 1998 - Fiction - 187 pages
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Under the brooding - if roving - eye of Dr Michael Swan wander inmates William, frail and hallucinating, Eddie, dreaming of the sea, and lumbering and mutely psychotic Miller. There's love in the laundry, squabbling in the Wet Weather Room and a slide show every second Wednesday; and Dee, who claims she could have had an affair with Gorbachov, will fight to preserve it all. She'll glue herself to the skirting boards, cradle the moth-eathen fire blanket - they'll have to drag her, screaming, from the gas brackets. PAIN, the Pauper Asylum and Institute for Neurotics: no place like home.

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London literary critic and journalist Ingoldby's fifth novel, apparently the first to be published here, is an opaque affair not likely to gain her many American readers. Ingoldby sets her story in a ... Read full review


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