Fifth Business

by Robertson Davies and Gail Godwin

Fifth Business

Paperback, 252 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $15 | purchase

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A retiring Canadian history professor reveals the true nature of his eerie, mystical influence on those around him.

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Talk Nerdy To Me: Three Reads For Your Inner Geek

Finally, meet Dunstan Ramsay: schoolteacher, scholar, war hero, nerd. Robertson Davies' novel, Fifth Business, follows Ramsay, and two other boys from the rural Canadian town of Deptford, as they make their way out into the wider world. Even as they find love, wealth, fame in measures far beyond their small-town origins, the men can never escape the deep mythological structures that control their lives. Only Ramsay, as an expert on the lives of saints, is properly

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