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Jonathan Troy

Edward Abbey

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From the dustjacket:Jonathan Troy is a brilliant, beautiful, thirstily romantic, selfish and irresponsible (but never impossible) hero. Despite his youth, he is a born leader who, like a colossus, dominates the people who come into his life,More From the dustjacket:Jonathan Troy is a brilliant, beautiful, thirstily romantic, selfish and irresponsible (but never impossible) hero. Despite his youth, he is a born leader who, like a colossus, dominates the people who come into his life, whether they have sought him out or have been sought after by him. There is his lonely one-eyed father whose radical activity for the Industrial Workers of the World leads to a shattering climax in which Jonathan knows his own fidelity has somehow been vitally involved. There is Etheline, whose body is irrestibly attractive - until Jonathan accomplishes her seduction. There is Leafy who inspires his love and alone can discipline him. There is Feathersmith, the effeminate teacher, who encourages Jonathans sensitivity to the poetic- and Fatgut, the pathological liar, who is foil both for Jonathans friendship and his rage. In a way, Jonathan betrays them all, but his greatest, final betrayal is perhaps himself.Edward Abbey writes with a perception that measures the mood and experiences of his characters in every dimension. Beneath the facade of callous brutality lies the real Jonathan, finely sensitive and morbidly romantic. The author never loses touch with this spirit on a quest, and the cumulative effect becomes overwhelming. This harsh, powerful, disturbing story is an extraordinary achievement for any novel, much less a first one.