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The Book of Dave : a revelation of the recent past and the distant future
Will Self
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Summary: When cabdriver Dave Rudman's wife of five years deserts him for another man, taking their only child with her, he is thrown into a tailspin of doubt and discontent. Fearing his son will never know his father, Dave pens a gripping text--part memoir, part deranged philosophical treatise, and part handbook of "the Knowledge" learned by all London cab drivers. Meant for the boy when he comes of age, the book captures the frustration and anxiety of modern life. Five hundred years later, the Book of Dave is discovered by the inhabitants on the island of Ham, where it becomes a sacred text of biblical proportion, and its author is revered as a mighty prophet.


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main characters Dave Rudman
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Divorced
Wife of five years leaves him and takes their son with her; fears his son will never get a chance to know him; writes a book for his son which becomes a sacred text in the future.
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