Beloved Stranger

Beloved Stranger

Book - 2001
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After fifty years of marriage in the same Dublin suburb, Dick and LIly enjoy a "safe" life of compromise until one night when LIly awakens to find Dick under the bed, holding a shotgun, convinced there's an intruder in the house--plunging deeper into his insanity.

Blackwell North Amer
Dick and Lily have been married for fifty years. He's turned into a sweet old man, mild and unassuming, and Lily finally believes that her marriage is like an old tune you take for granted but find yourself whistling when you're happy. Until the night she wakes to find her pajama'd husband cowering under the bed. He claims there's an intruder and when Lily turns on the light, Dick backs out, holding a shotgun. "Bugger got away when you created a diversion," he says.
This comic incident marks the start of Dick's terrifying plunge into real insanity. He enters a world of imaginary enemies, fantastic opportunities, and nonexistent sexual rivals. Relieved of his inhibitions, Dick Butler is ready for anything - even murder.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, c2001
ISBN: 9781582430966
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 24 cm


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