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Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Keseyrs"s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphyrs"s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned.
Ken Kesey (1935-û2001) grew up in Oregon. His books include Sometimes a Great Notion, Sailor Song, and Last Go Round. Chuck Palahniuk is the bestselling author Fight Club. He lives in Washington State. Robert Faggen is Barton Evans and H. Andrea Neves Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College. His book Ken Kesey: An American Life is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Joe Sacco is the creator of Safe Area: Gora-Pde and the American Book Award-û winning Palestine.