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The Manticore - Robertson Davies, Michael Dirda
The Manticore
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Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic," Robertson Davies’s acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. The Manticore—the second book in the series after Fifth Business—follows... show more
Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic," Robertson Davies’s acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. The Manticore—the second book in the series after Fifth Business—follows David Staunton, a man pleased with his success but haunted by his relationship with his larger-than-life father. As he seeks help through therapy, he encounters a wonderful cast of characters who help connect him to his past and the death of his father.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039136 (014303913X)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Trilogie de Deptford (#2)
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After the brilliance of Fifth Business, The Manticore was a bit of a struggle. Granted, I wasn't really expecting a Jason Bourne-style murder mystery, but I wasn't totally prepared for a month-long Jungian psychotherapy session in Switzerland either.Robertson Davies proves once again his masterful a...
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