Expecting to be inducted into the army, Joseph has given up his job and carefully prepared for his departure to the battlefront. When a series of mix-ups delays his induction, he finds himself facing a year of idleness. Bellow's first novel documents Joseph's psychological reaction to his inactivity while war rages around him and his uneasy insights into the nature of freedom and choice.
Series: Penguin Classics
Number Of Pages: 143
Published: 1st October 2006
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.132