In this bizarre and witty novel, White becomes the "editor" of the life story of Alex Xenophon Demirjian Gray, an old friend who wrote of her many experiences just before her death. As White sifts through the stories, he is reminded of his own approaching death.
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"The startling achievement of this often bitter and savage book is not only the remarkable beauty of its prose but the geniality, even the familiarity of the erotically madcap Alex Gray. We slip into this madness as into a second skin" -- Carol Hill Los Angeles TimesAbout the Author:
Patrick White, who was born in 1912, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. In making the award, the Royal Swedish Academy cited his writings as "an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature." Mr. White is the author of fourteen books, including - the memoir Flaws in the Glass and the novel The Twyborn Affair.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140094261