Henry And Cato
Henry and Cato is the story of two prodigal sons. Henry returns from a self-imposed exile in America to an unforeseen inheritance of wealth and land in England. He is also returning to his mother. His friend Cato is struggling with two ambiguous intermingled passions, one for a God who may or may not exist, the other for a petty criminal who may or may not be capable of salvation. Cato's father and his sister Colette wait anxiously to welcome Cato back to sanity after his dubious escapades. Henry meanwhile confronts his mother, the unappeased furies of childish resentment, and various possibilities of revenge. Henry's cool mother watches, Cato's impetuous sister intervenes. Can love here become a saving force, or is it condemned to be possessive and demonic? Blackmail and violence take a hand, and both Henry and Cato return home at last.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rainpebble - LibraryThing
Henry and Cato by Iris Murdoch Henry and Cato grew up childhood friends outside of London. Henry was raised with the silver spoon in his mouth, so to speak, for his family owned a manor with all that ... Read full review
Review: Henry and CatoUser Review - Joanna - Goodreads
Depressing. Probably deep, but I couldn't get it. Read it all the way through because that seemed the right thing to do at the time. I stll like all the things I read ABOUT Iris Murdoch. Are any of her books actually enjoyable? Read full review