The Cloud of Unknowing

The Cloud of Unknowing

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Houghton
David Sears grew up in the shadow of his brilliant younger sister, Diana, convinced by their father that she would accomplish great things. Instead, she married and had a son, Jason, wholike David and Diana’s fatheris schizophrenic. Her husband, Mark, a geneticist, never made peace with Jason’s condition.
Perhaps this is why, when Jason drowns, Diana will not accept the authorities’ conclusion that his death was accidental. Or perhaps Diana is going mad. She begins to send David faxes and e-mails about ancient murders, driven by her growing belief that the earth is Gaia, a living witness to her son’s murder who could give evidence in the case she is building against her husband. David soon fears for his own family’s safety as the seductive qualities of Diana’s manic energy become impossible to ignore.
In The Cloud of Unknowing, Cook explores the power of blood and family mythology.


Baker & Taylor
Horrified by the suspicious drowning death of her schizophrenic son, Diana exchanges e-mails with her brother that explore clues from ancient murders in order to build a case against Diana's husband, who never made peace with the boy's illness.

Harcourt Publishing
David Sears grew up in the shadow of his brilliant younger sister, Diana, convinced by their father that she would accomplish great things. Instead, she married and had a son, Jason, who—like David and Diana’s father—is schizophrenic. Her husband, Mark, a geneticist, never made peace with Jason’s condition.  Perhaps this is why, when Jason drowns, Diana will not accept the authorities’ conclusion that his death was accidental. Or perhaps Diana is going mad. She begins to send David faxes and e-mails about ancient murders, driven by her growing belief that the earth is Gaia, a living witness to her son’s murder who could give evidence in the case she is building against her husband. David soon fears for his own family’s safety as the seductive qualities of Diana’s manic energy become impossible to ignore.  In The Cloud of Unknowing, Cook explores the power of blood and family mythology.


Blackwell North Amer
David Sears grew up in the shadow of his brilliant younger sister, Diana, convinced by their father that she would accomplish great things. Instead, she married and had a son, Jason, who - like David and Diana's father - is schizophrenic. Her husband, Mark, a geneticist, never made peace with Jason's condition.
Perhaps this is why, when Jason drowns, Diana will not accept the authorities' conclusion that his death was accidental. Or perhaps Diana is going mad. She begins to send David faxes and e-mails about ancient murders, driven by her growing belief that the earth is Gaia, a living witness to her son's murder who could give evidence in the case she is building against her husband. David soon fears for his own family's safety as the seductive qualities of Diana's manic energy become impossible to ignore.
In The Cloud of Unknowing, Cook explores the power of blood and family mythology.

Baker
& Taylor

Horrified by the suspicious drowning death of her schizophrenic son, Diana exchanges e-mails with her schizophrenic brother that explore clues from ancient murders in order to build a case against Diana's geneticist husband, who never made peace with the boy's illness. By the author of Red Leaves.

Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151012602
0151012601
Branch Call Number: FIC COO
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,24 cm.

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Pisinga
Oct 01, 2013

The book is about the fact that the so called madness always borders with genius. I didn't like that there are a lot of thoughts, totally incomprehensible, confusing in its meaning.
I like books by this author, but in this, as in some others, there are
typographical and grammatical errors. He has to pay more attention to this fact, although I'm sure there are people who are doing this work for him, but apparently, they are not very detail oriented.

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Oct 02, 2013

Old Irish saying: “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

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