The Green Knight

By Iris Murdoch

Filled with suspense, humor, and symbolism, this magnificently crafted and magical novel replays biblical and medieval issues in modern London. An try by means of the pointy, feral, and uncommonly clever Lucas Graffe to homicide his sensual and charismatic half-brother Clement is interrupted through a stranger—whom Lucas moves and leaves for lifeless. while the stranger mysteriously reappears, with particular calls for for reparation, the Graffes’ circle of idiosyncratic friends and family is disrupted—for the calls for are strange, intrusive, and eventually deadly.

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