(From the publisher):
Patricia Duncker explores a love more mysterious and treacherous than any other: the romantic love between a writer and a reader. The young, nameless narrator of Hallucinating Foucault
is a graduate student at Cambridge University who is writing a dissertation on the work of French novelist Paul Michel. Brilliant, beautiful, and gay with a vengeance, Michel scandalized his society with his transgressive fiction and his audacious life. Then he went mad. He has not been seen in public for over nine years - but Duncker's narrator decides to find him.
The ensuing journey takes the student from the university to a remote insane asylum and a deserted beach in the south of France. The sojourn transforms him from Michel's reader to his lover, his liberator, his captive. And in time it brings him face to face with the secret of Michel's madness.
Original title: Hallucinating Foucault
Genre: Fiction→ Gay & Lesbian
Fiction→ General Fiction