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Cover of: Guilty by Anna Kavan

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Set in an unspecified but eerily familiar landscape, Guilty is told from the point of view of a young man named Mark. The novel begins in his childhood and as his father returns from war. In spite of being garlanded as a hero, Mark's father declares himself a pacifist and is immediately reviled in a country still suffering from wartime divisions. When he is forced into exile Mark meets Mr Spector, a mysterious figure who becomes a dominant force in his life, overseeing his schooling, his employment and even his accommodation. When he tries to break way from Mr Spector to pursue and engagement with the beautiful Carla, Mark's life beins to unravel. Thwarted at every turn by a Kafkaesque bureaucracy, he falls prey to the machinations and insecurities of his guilt-ridden mind.

Drawing on many of Kavan's familiar themes, "Guilty" will be welcomed by those who already know and appreciate her work and a revelation to those who don't. (From the book jacket, first british edition published in 2007).

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Guilty
Anna Kavan ; with an introduction by Jennifer Sturm

Published 2007 by Peter Owen in London, Chester Springs, PA .
Written in English.

The Physical Object

Pagination
189 p. ;
Number of pages
189

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17243182M
ISBN 10
072061287X
ISBN 13
9780720612875
Library Thing
3224674
Goodreads
761582

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