Will Self's novel Shark is based on an incident which occurred during the Second World War, where a ship delivering fissile material to the South Pacific to be dropped on Hiroshima is subsequently sunk by a Japanese submarine. 200 of the 900 lost men are killed in the largest shark attack ever recorded. Skip ahead to North London in the 1970's. Creep, an American resident, begins to tell the therapeutic community rambling stories of this shark encounter. It is left to psychiatrist Zack Busner, who many may have come across in Self's 2012 Booker shortlisted novel Umbrella, to decipher whether Creep's stories of shark-related episodes are true or just schizoid delusions. To complicate things further, Creep's father appears, determined to remove his son from what he regards as a perverse commune. As columnist for the New Statesman and The Observer as well as with his regular appearances on Have I Got News for You and Radio 4, Self has gained a cult following for his cutting yet humorous comments. His shrewd observations and dry wit are sure to prevail in Shark, which is set to be a thought-provoking and insightful novel. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: May 4th, 1970. A week earlier President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day four students will be shot dead by the National Guards in the grounds of Kent State University. On the other side of the Atlantic, it's a brilliant sunny morning after an April of heavy rain, and at the "Concept House" therapeutic community he has set up in the London suburb of Willesden, maverick psychiatrist Dr Zack Busner has been tricked into joining a decidedly ill advised LSD trip with several of its disturbed residents. Five years later, sitting in a nearby cinema watching Steven Spielberg's Jaws, Busner realizes the true nature of the events that transpired on that dread-soaked day, when a survivor of the worst disaster in the US Navy's history - the sinking of the USS Indianapolis - came face-to-face with the British Royal Air Force observer on the Enola Gay's mission to bomb Hiroshima.
Set a year before the action of his Booker-shortlisted Umbrella, Will Self's new novel Shark continues its exploration of the complex relationship between human psychopathology and human technological progress.
About the Author: Will Self is the author of six short-story collections, a book of novellas, eight novels, and six collections of journalism. His work has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction and the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction. His latest novel, "Umbrella," was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Año de publicación: 2014
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