The Black Prince
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CANDIA MCWILLIAM
The Black Prince is both a remarkable thriller and a story about being in love.
Bradley Pearson, narrator and hero, is an elderly writer with a 'block'. Finding himself surrounded by predatory friends and relations — his ex-wife, her delinquent brother, a younger, deplorably successful writer, Arnold Baffin, Baffin's restless wife and engaging daughter — Bradley attempts to escape. His failure to do so and its aftermath lead to a violent climax and a most unexpected conclusion.