"The situation as far as I'm concerned', says the young narrator-hero of MF, "is an interesting one. In two days in a strange country I've acquired a mother in the form of a Welsh-speaking Bird Queen who scares me. I've spent some hours in prison, I've discovered the works of an unknown superlative artist in a garden shed and I've been shot at by a riddling lion-faced expert on Bishop Berkeley. Most interesting of all I'm due tonight to be married by a circus clown to my own sister." Almost twenty-one, a college throw-out, Miles Faber embarks on a defiant pilgrimage across the Caribbean. His destination: the shrine of Sib Legeru, Castitian poet and painter. In the streets of Castita's capital, gay with a religious festival, a series of bizarre revelations awaits him - his own double (the foul-mouthed son of a circus sorceress) and a plump sister he had never met before. Unspeakable crimes of blood and lust are perpetrated against both before Miles, solving the final riddle, wakes - like Oedipus - to find himself a willing victim of the machinations of dynastic destiny. MF is an outrageous entertainment, full of humour and invention.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140035508
Book Description Penguin Books, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140035508