We Think The World Of You (New York Review Books Classics)

  • Publish Date: 2011-03-08
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: J. R. Ackerley
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We Think the World of You combines acute social realism and dark fantasy, and was described by J.R. Ackerley as a fairy tale for adults. Frank, the narrator, is a middle-aged civil servant, intelligent, acerbic, self-righteous, angry. He is in love with Johnny, a young, married, working-class man with a sweetly easygoing nature. When Johnny is sent to prison for committing a petty theft, Frank gets caught up in a struggle with Johnnys wife and parents for access to him. Their struggle finds a strange focus in Johnnys doga beautiful but neglected German shepherd named Evie. And it is she, in the end, who becomes the improbable and undeniable guardian of Franks inner world.

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