• Fifth Business See large image

    Fifth Business (Paperback) By (author) Robertson Davies

    Free delivery worldwide

    Currently unavailable

    We can notify you when this item is back in stock and you don't have to register

    | Add to wishlist

    OR try AbeBooks who may have this title (opens in new window).

    Try AbeBooks

    Short Description for Fifth Business Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in WWI decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. This book is a story told by a man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real.
    Full description


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Full description | Reviews | Bibliographic data

Full description for Fifth Business

  • Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As Ramsay tells his story, it begins to seem that from boyhood, he has exerted a perhaps mystical, perhaps pernicious, influence on those around him. His apparently innocent involvement in such innocuous events as the throwing of a snowball or the teaching of card tricks to a small boy in the end prove neither innocent nor innocuous. "Fifth Business" stands alone as a remarkable story told by a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real.