A Meaningful Life

A Meaningful Life

L. J. Davis

L.J. Davis's 1971 novel, A significant Life, is a blistering black comedy concerning the American quest for redemption via actual property and a gritty photo of latest York urban in cave in. simply out of faculty, Lowell Lake, the Western-born hero of Davis's novel, heads to ny, the place he plans to make it mammoth as a author. in its place he reveals a role as a technical editor, at which he toils away whereas ardour leaks out of his marriage to a pleasant Jewish lady. Then Lowell discovers a stunning crumbling mansion in a crime-ridden element of Brooklyn, and opposed to all suggestion, let alone his wife's will, sinks his each penny into paying for it. He quits his task, strikes in, and spends day and evening on demolition and building. finally he has a project: he will dig up the misplaced background of his residence; he'll restoration it to its prior grandeur. he'll make strong on every little thing that's long gone improper along with his existence, and he'll even homicide to do it.

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