By Lynn Coady
A piercing epistolary novel, The Antagonist explores, with wit and compassion, how the impressions of others form, pervert, and flummox either our perceptions of ourselves and our very nature.
Gordon Rankin Jr., aka “Rank,” thinks of himself as “King Midas in reverse”—and certainly misfortune turns out to stick to him at each flip. opposed to his will and his nature, he has lengthy been considered—given his huge, immense measurement and strength—a goon and enforcer via his classmates, through his hockey coaches, and, no longer least, by way of his “tiny, angry” father. He gamely lives as much as their expectancies, until eventually a vicious coincidence forces him to escape underground. Now pushing 40, he discovers that an outdated, depended on good friend from his university days has released a unique that borrows freely from the anxious occasions of Rank’s personal existence. Outraged by way of this betrayal and feeling cruelly misrepresented, he bashes out his personal model of his tale in a barrage of e-mails to the novelist that diversity from humorous to livid to heartbreaking.
With The Antagonist, Lynn Coady demonstrates the entire presents that experience made her certainly one of Canada’s Most worthy younger writers. the following she provides us an incredible tale of sons and fathers and moms, of the rewards and betrayals of male friendship, and a large-spirited, hilarious, and exhilarating portrait of a guy tearing his existence aside with the intention to placed himself again jointly.
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