'A Kafka-esque fable. It is a truly awesome book' Boston Globe
Dalton 'Diddy' Harron, thirty-three, divorced and mild-mannered, works in advertising for a microscope manufacturer and feels his life is running down. After a failed suicide attempt, he finds himself on a train and becomes involved with a young blind woman, and drawn towards madness and murder. Diddy's attempts to escape his actions and his demons draw him into an increasingly nightmarish, surreal world where reality and dream bleed into each other. Published in 1967, Susan Sontag's second novel is a blackly disturbing and compelling meditation on life, death and the relationship between them.
'A strange and wonderful book, a ritual exorcising of modern terrors, a dream book of love and death' Vogue