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L. J. Davis's A Meaningful Life PDF

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By L. J. Davis

L.J. Davis's 1971 novel, A significant Life, is a blistering black comedy concerning the American quest for redemption via actual property and a gritty photograph of recent York urban in cave in. simply out of school, Lowell Lake, the Western-born hero of Davis's novel, heads to big apple, the place he plans to make it immense as a author. as an alternative he unearths a role as a technical editor, at which he toils away whereas ardour leaks out of his marriage to a pleasant Jewish woman. Then Lowell discovers a stunning crumbling mansion in a crime-ridden component of Brooklyn, and opposed to all suggestion, let alone his wife's will, sinks his each penny into deciding to buy it. He quits his task, strikes in, and spends day and evening on demolition and building. ultimately he has a project: he will dig up the misplaced background of his residence; he'll fix it to its previous grandeur. he'll make sturdy on every thing that's long past fallacious together with his existence, and he'll even homicide to do it.

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