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The Philosopher's Apprentice - James Morrow

The Philosopher's Apprentice


Published: 19th May 2009
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Broke, academic career in tatters, Mason Ambrose arrives on Isla de Sangre, a private tropical paradise, having accepted a peculiar job offer - $100, 000 to tutor a young woman who has lost her memory and her moral compass following a freak accident.

Through prone to sociopathic behaviour, Mason's student Londa is intelligent and captivating. Her stubbornness soon yields to be an enthusiasm for ethical dilemmas and thus her rehabilitation begins.

But all is not as it seems, When Mason encounters a strange little girl bearing remarkable similarities to Londa and suffering from the same malady he finds himself mired in mysteries for which mere philosophy provides no answers.

About the Author

James Morrow was born in 1947. He has lectured and taught and worked in the fields of magazine publishing and television, as well as writing for children.

'Morrow's inventiveness is beguiling, as are his delight in Western philosophy and his concern for the sorry state of the world... Provocative and entertaining' [NEW YORK TIMES] 'Strong characters, shots of humor and an unpredictable narrative make this a winner' [PUBLISHERS WEEKLY]

ISBN: 9780753826409
ISBN-10: 0753826402
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 19th May 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1