Author: Fielding, Gabriel
Year Published: 1958
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: With the same brilliant writing that made his previous books memorable, Gabriel Fielding now writes a novel of conscience ."...His characters have have a power of haunting even after you have finished reading; their confessions cry from the depths..."
Eight days on the surface, is a novel of suspense and intrigue, set in an international zone on the northern tip of Africa. The zone is a law unto itself; violence and blackmail the order of the day.
William Chance, a prison doctor and a recent convert to Catholicism, comes for a holiday into this highly charged, sinister and most un-Catholic atmosphere. He wants time and opportunity to adjust his mince and conscience to his conversion. Instead had finds every precept challenged and tested; his very life endangered.
The actual story of Dr chance's eight days will mean different things to different readers but no one can fail to be stimulated. By the play of character upon character by the astonishing dialogue, the flash of ideas and by the conflicts -
With Marcovicz, the ex-convict convinced that it had been ordained that he murder;
With Columb Macgrady, the trapped American who believes himself dying of cancer;
With Macgrady's extraordinarily beautiful and young wife Anna.
With Fraser and his cohort, Dr. Friese, monarchs of the underworld; people of all beliefs, of strange faiths and many purposes.
Dr. Chance, impelled by his faint and his his profession, and his love for Anna, to help the Macgrady's becomes inextricably involved. The eight days are literally a lifetime, for him and for all the others who are searching for values to make sense of life, for some truth to justify their actions-An unusual book, not easily forgotten.
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