Island People (American Literature) (Paperback)
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In this complex novel, a gay man who has fled the violence of the city for an island retreat spends his time keeping a journal and writing stories. He invents a female alter-ego who haunts him, as does the ghost of the murderer who occupied his house in the 19th century; ultimately these hauntings are manifestations of his own psychic disintegration. Considered by many to be Dowell's finest achievement, Island People conveys the fragmentation that results from prolonged isolation.
About the Author
Born in Kentucky in 1925, Robert Coleman Dowell is one of the great post-war US writers. He is the author of five novels including "One of the Children is Crying," "Island People, " and "Mrs October Was Here."?