By John Fowles
In his prologue, John Fowles tells us that "A Maggot" all started as a imaginative and prescient he had of 5 visitors using with mysterious function via distant nation-state. This photo provides technique to one other - a dangling corpse with violets crammed in its mouth - which leads us right into a maze of beguiling paths and unsuitable turnings, disappearances and revelations, unaccountable causes and cryptic deeds, as this compelling secret swerves in the direction of a starling imaginative and prescient at its centre.
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