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Henderson the Rain King (Compact Disc)

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By Saul Bellow, Joe Barrett (Read by)
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Henderson the Rain King is a seriocomic novel by Saul Bellow, first published in 1959. The novel examines the midlife crisis of Eugene Henderson, an unhappy millionaire. The story concerns Henderson's search for meaning. A larger-than-life 55-year-old who has accumulated money, position, and a large family, he nonetheless feels unfulfilled. He makes a spiritual journey to Africa, where he draws emotional sustenance from experiences with African tribes. Deciding that his true destiny is as a healer, Henderson returns home, planning to enter medical school.

"A kind of wildly delirious dream made real by the force of Bellow's rollicking prose and the offbeat inventiveness of his language." --Chicago Tribune

"Bellow's aura of fable is constantly washed over by humor, impulsive creation, and actual, turbulent detail." --The Nation



Product Details
ISBN: 9781423393498
ISBN-10: 142339349X
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: July 15th, 2009
Pages: 12
Language: English
Series: Audible Modern Classic

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