A Cruel Madness

Book cover of A Cruel Madness Author: Colin Thubron
Year: 1985
Jacket design and illustration: Fred Marcellino
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Edition: First Edition, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780871130235

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.
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