When he’s lucid, Harry, a so-so former actor turned accomplished novelist, recites T.S. Eliot and Shakespeare for the nurses and orderlies who tend him. But his periods of lucidity are ephemeral, and it’s clear that he is dying.
Click the image below to read my review of Paul Bailey’s Chapman’s Odyssey in the July 18, 2012 edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
You can buy Chapman’s Odyssey at Barnes and Noble.