The Green Man (New York Review Books Classics)

The Green Man (New York Review Books Classics)

Kingsley Amis


Maurice Allington has reached heart age and is haunted through loss of life. As he says, “I in truth can’t see why all people who isn’t a toddler, each person who’s theoretically the right age to have understood what demise ability, doesn’t spend all his time considering it. It’s a fine looking arresting thought.” He additionally occurs to possess and run a rustic resort that's haunted. the fairway guy opens as Maurice’s father drops lifeless (had he noticeable anything within the room?) and keeps as family and friends convene for the funeral.

Maurice’s difficulties are many and lengthening: the way to care for his personal declining health and wellbeing? find out how to achieve out to a teenage daughter who watches television forever? how you can get his top friend’s spouse within the sack? how to define one other drink? (And another.) after which there's consistently demise.

The eco-friendly guy is a ghost tale that hits a stay nerve, a really black comedy with an uncannily satisfied finishing: in different phrases, Kingsley Amis at his most sensible.

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