The Ecstatic Or, Homunculus

The Ecstatic Or, Homunculus

A Novel

Book - 2002
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Something is wrong with Anthony, and it's getting worse. Schizophrenia runs in his family's blood, picking off an uncle here, a mother there, and has now found a home in Anthony's mind. The women in his life -- his mother, sister, and grandmother -- bring him home to Queens and try to fix him, but his presence slowly turns their home into a semi-suburban asylum.Anthony narrates the skewed story of his family's surreal adventures in an exploitative world, from black-market employers and neighborhood loansharks to bogus beauty pageants and bootleg medical clinics. In the tradition of misfit picaresques from The World According to Garp to Confederacy of Dunces, this is the story of a family trying to save themselves from the ravenous world and their own unraveling minds.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2002.
ISBN: 9780609610145
Branch Call Number: LAVAL
Characteristics: 272 p.
Alternative Title: Homunculus


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