The twenty-first-century revival of James Purdy continues with his classic novel of innocence and corruption.
Introduced simply as "the boy on the bench", the titular character of Malcolm is a Candide-like figure who is picked up by the "most famous astrologer of his period" and introduced to a series of increasingly absurd characters and bizarre situations.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Publication Date: 13/04/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780871409577