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By Alasdair Gray

ISBN-10: 1847674445

ISBN-13: 9781847674449

An unforgettably difficult ebook approximately energy and powerlessness, women and men, masters and servants, small nations and large international locations, Alasdair Gray's exploration of the politics of pornography has misplaced none of its energy to surprise. it is a searing portrait of male want and inadequacy, as explored through the lonely sexual fantasies of Jock McLeish, failed husband, lover, and businessman.Yet there's wish right here, and the humor—if black—and the ingenious and textual power of the narrative achieves its personal form of redemption in any case.

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I've never seen a relationship ... so beautiful," she triumphed over him now. "Your brother has already worked a miracle on the boy ... " All Vance's planned speech, argument, his fulmination and judgment were ground to powder by this statement. " she 53 pressed even further now, although she saw her enemy was crushed. "But," she went on from the height of her advantage, "I think I could let my own boy die if I thought that his happiness and well-being were earned at the expense of another human being's humiliation ...

With consummate skill Mrs. Vaisey forced open her son's mouth and placed on his tongue a piece of bread, and then pushed his jaws shut. "Chew, Gareth ... " His mouth dripping with saliva, he made a supreme effort to masticate the bread while his wide, terrified eyes roved in the direction of Sidney. " Gareth's eyes widened eloquently. 34 "I believe he wishes you to give him his breakfast/' Mrs. Vaisey turned to Sidney. Sidney rose, and looking at Mrs. Vaisey for encouragement and instruction, he lifted a piece of bread to the boy's mouth.

I was quite prepared to take you before you got here," she replied. "Dr. " Just then the young girl appeared again and nodded to her employer. Mrs. Vaisey rose, and asked him to allow her to go on ahead. He had not been quite prepared for so long a flight of stairs. And whereas she did not appear to notice them, he had to pause occasionally. "I suffer from a stitch in the side when climbing or walking fast," he explained his pokiness. "Perhaps Dr. Ulric should see you about it," she commented when she saw the stairs had winded him.

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