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Under the Volcano: A Novel

 
 
 
 
Under the Volcano: A Novel
Author: Malcolm Lowry
ISBN 13: 9780061120152
ISBN 10: 61120154
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: 2007-04-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
List Price: $15.99
 
 

On a single, fateful day in Quauhnahuac, Mexico, 1938, a former British consul wrestles with his demons as his wife tries to rescue their marriage from his drinking problem.

On the Day of the Dead, in 1938, Geoffrey Firmin, an alcoholic and ruined man, is fatefully living out his last day, drowning himself in mescal while his former wife and half-brother look on, powerless to help him. The events of this one day unfold against a backdrop unforgettable for its evocation of a Mexico at once magical and diabolical.

New York Times

One of the towering novels of this century.