New PDF release: The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel

By Edward Abbey

ISBN-10: 146680629X

ISBN-13: 9781466806290

While his 3rd spouse abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his fridge and units off in a battered pick-up truck for his ancestral domestic in West Virginia. followed basically by means of his death puppy and his thoughts, the irascible warhorse (a stand-in for the "real" Abbey) starts a strange cross-country odyssey--determined to make peace together with his past--and to salary one final struggle opposed to the ravages of "progress."

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Three, mister. " His face twists out a smile like a crack in a dry pod. "Maybe that what it be . . War, eh? " I asked him. Suddenly he laughed. His face got full of sun and green fields. "You might be all right," he said. " He lurched off down the field, lashing out at the horse in peasant savagery. " I spoke the other day of the strange growth which has formed over Thomas Honey's eyes: He is totally blind now. We, in our wisdom, are helpless to aid him. I am not satisfied with our condition on earth.

I made myself powerful. Moonlight felt my hatred for her and he raised his arm and struck her. " That she is plotting against me I know. I have felt her eyes upon him and it is only me she sees. I understand her. It is the man she wants, not what her husband is: you see, I am her husband now and she does not know how to conduct herself with a saint. Why should I go to bed with her? My seed is not for her. I wish to impregnate the world. I hate the man Christ lived in. How little he understood Him, taking Him to the Cross because the problem could not be solved.

Three, mister. " His face twists out a smile like a crack in a dry pod. "Maybe that what it be . . War, eh? " I asked him. Suddenly he laughed. His face got full of sun and green fields. "You might be all right," he said. " He lurched off down the field, lashing out at the horse in peasant savagery. " I spoke the other day of the strange growth which has formed over Thomas Honey's eyes: He is totally blind now. We, in our wisdom, are helpless to aid him. I am not satisfied with our condition on earth.

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