A Cruel Madness
Jacket design and illustration: Fred Marcellino
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Edition: First Edition, Hardcover
It's clear how much Fred admired Magritte in this evocative illustration for the book's first edition jacket. Set in a lunatic asylum and in a boys' public school in Wales, this riddle of a tale is told by a hypersensitive, unreliable narrator. Even the asylum might be imaginary.