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On Sale: November 17, 2010
Pages: 288 | ISBN: 978-0-307-77763-8
Published by : Vintage Knopf
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A fascinating look inside the mind of a man who is supposedly “mad.” Professor Charles Watkins of Cambridge University is a patient at a mental hospital where the doctors try with increasing drugs to bring his mind under control. But Watkins has embarked on a tremendous psychological adventure where, after spinning endlessly on a raft in the Atlantic, he lands on a tropical island inhabited by strange creatures with strange customs. Later, he is carried off on a cosmic journey into space…
Doris Lessing

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Doris Lessing was born of British parents in Persia, in 1919, and moved with her family to Southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. She went to England in 1949 and has lived there ever since. She is the author of more than thirty books—novels, stories, reportage, poems, and plays. In 2007, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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"Touching and beautiful."
The New York Review of Books

"A brilliant and untamed image of the possibilities that may still constitute man's destiny."
Time

"An excursion into private consciousness . . . ending up in the darkest reaches of the unconscious at its most primitive."
The Washington Post Book World

Awards

FINALIST 1970 Man Booker Prize
WINNER 2007 Nobel Prize

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