In this 1970 Booker Prize-winning novel, Norman is the clever one of a closely-knit Jewish family in London's East End. Infant prodigy, brilliant barrister, the apple of his parents' eyes—until at 41 he becomes a drug addict, confined to his bedroom, at the mercy of his hallucinations and paranoia.
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Norman is the clever one of a close-knit Jewish family, the apple of his parents' eyes until at 41 becomes a drug addict. For Norman's father, his son's deterioration is a bitter reminder of his own guilt and failure.