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The Elected Member By Bernice Rubens

The Elected Member
by Bernice Rubens

The 1970 Booker Prize-winning novel. Norman is the clever one of a closely-knit Jewish family in London's East End. Infant prodigy, brilliant barrister, the apple of his parents' eyes - until at 41 he becomes a drug addict, confined to his bedroom, at the mercy of his hallucinations and paranoia.
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Norman is the clever one of a close-knit Jewish family in the East End of London. Infant prodigy; brilliant barrister; the apple of his parents' eyes... until at forty-one he becomes a drug addict, confined to his bedroom, at the mercy of his hallucinations and paranoia. For Norman, his committal to a mental hospital represents the ultimate act of betrayal. For Rbbi Zweck, Norman's father, his son's deterioration is a bitter reminder of his own guilt and failure. Only Bella, the unmarried sister, still in her childhood white ankle socks, can reach across the abyss of pain to bring father and son the elusive peace which they both desperately crave.

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Sku
GOR001386628
Title
The Elected Member
Author
Condition
Well Read
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year published
Number of pages
224
ISBN 10
0349130221
ISBN 13
9780349130224
Prizes
Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1970
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