Following a frightening logic, Morrisâs subversions become deeper and darker. Soon events are spiraling with eerie momentum into a nightmare of deception and violence. As Publishers Weekly observed about the protagonist, âSo deft is Parksâs dissection of Morrisâs pathology that this taut narrative gains in suspense and surprise and sweeps to a shocking conclusion.â
About: Morris Duckworth, an unhappy and poverty-stricken English teacher in Verona, descends deeper and deeper into crime and violence as he moves from petty theft to a plot to kidnap a wealthy heiress who has fallen in love with him.
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