ISBN 9780670918584,Shark



Will Self



Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780670918584

ISBN-10 067091858X

Paper Back

Number of Pages 480 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

4 May 1970. Its a brilliant sunny morning after an April of heavy rain, and at the Concept House therapeutic community he has set up in the London suburb of Willesden, maverick psychiatrist Dr Zack Busner has been tricked into joining a decidedly ill-advised LSD trip with several of its disturbed residents.
Five years later, sitting in a nearby cinema watching Steven Spielbergs Jaws with his young son, Busner realizes the true nature of the events that transported on that dread-soaked day, when a survivor of the worst disaster in the US Navys history-the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in the shark-infested south Pacific-came face to face with the British Royal Air Force observer on the Enola Grays mission to Hiroshima.
Set a year before the action of his Booker-shortlisted Umbrella, Will Selfs new novel weaves together multiple narratives across several decades of the twentieth century to produce a fiendish tapesty depicting the state were enmeshed in