A Meaningful Life

A Meaningful Life

L. J. Davis

L.J. Davis's 1971 novel, A significant Life, is a blistering black comedy in regards to the American quest for redemption via actual property and a gritty photograph of recent York urban in cave in. simply out of faculty, Lowell Lake, the Western-born hero of Davis's novel, heads to long island, the place he plans to make it great as a author. as an alternative he unearths a task 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 portion of Brooklyn, and opposed to all suggestion, let alone his wife's will, sinks his each penny into paying for it. He quits his activity, strikes in, and spends day and evening on demolition and development. finally he has a project: he will dig up the misplaced historical past of his residence; he'll repair it to its earlier grandeur. he'll make solid on every thing that's long past incorrect along with his lifestyles, and he'll even homicide to do it.

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