By Malcolm Lowry
It's the Day of the useless. The fiesta in complete swing. within the shadow of Popocatepeti ragged childrens beg cash to shop for skulls made up of chocolate...and the grotesque pariah canine roam the streets. Geoffrey Firmin, HM ex-consul, is drowning himself in liquor and Mescal, whereas his ex-wife and part brother glance on powerless to assist him. because the day wears on, it turns into obvious that Geoffrey needs to die. it really is his basically break out from an international he can't comprehend. below THE VOLCANO is among the century's nice undisputed masterpieces.
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