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Fifth Business

by Robertson Davies

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Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As Ramsay tells his story, it begins to seem that from boyhood, he has exerted a perhaps mystical, perhaps pernicious, influence on those around him. His apparently innocent involvement in such innocuous events as the throwing of a snowball or the teaching of card tricks to a small boy in the end prove neither innocent nor innocuous. Fifth Business stands alone as a remarkable story told by a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real.

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Robertson Davies began his literary career as a newspaper editor and dramatist. Leaven of Malice, winner of the Leacock Award for Humour, is a highly entertaining reminder of his light touch with memorable characters and his ability to make the most of a humorous situation.
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