Book Title: Malcolm : A Comic Novel
Author: James Purdy
Format: Paperback | 256 pages
Publication Date: 12 May 2015
The twenty-first-century revival of James Purdy continues with his classic novel of innocence and corruption. Introduced simply as "the boy on the bench", the titular character of Malcolm is a Candide-like figure who is picked up by the "most famous astrologer of his period" and introduced to a series of increasingly absurd characters and bizarre situations.