One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Taking the country by storm in the 1960s, this phenomenal best-seller retains its provocative urgency for today's readers. Energetic, earthy, and richly comic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest reveals how life-affirming a single dissenting voice can be in the face of mindless conformity. Feigning insanity to get out of weeding peas on a penal farm, freewheeling Randall Patrick McMurphy enters a psychiatric hospital. But his little joke on the system lands him in the care of Nurse Ratched-a tyrannical head nurse who rules her patients with chilling authority. Appalled by her power, McMurphy begins a risky one-man campaign to wreak havoc in her well-run ward. Full of foul-mouthed bravado and love of the absurd, McMurphy swaggers in where the stakes are dangerously high. A contemporary classic, Ken Kesey's tale about healthy rebellion has been made into a popular award-winning film of the same name.
Publication Date: 01-Sep-2008
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited