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Savage Holiday
by Richard Wright

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    List Price: $20.00
    Format: Paperback, 235 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9780878057504
    Imprint: University Press of Mississippi
    Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
    Parent Company: University Press of Mississippi
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    Book Description:
    Erskine Fowler, an insurance executive forced by corporate intrigue into the long holiday of retirement, becomes enmeshed in a weekend of bizarre and bloody circumstances that reveal his troubled psyche and desperation. Naked and accidentally locked out of his apartment, he inadvertently causes a boy to fall to his death. Driven by guilt and by a compulsion to conceal his involvement, Fowler befriends the boy’s mother. Yet his self-destructive rages to redeem himself lead to mayhem. This is Richard Wright’s only published work with no black characters. He was unsure about how his readers would react to this bravely experimental novel. Shying away from the racial problem he depicted in his other works, he writes here a riveting study in psychological fiction. It deserves to be regarded anew as work from a master.

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