By John Fowles
In his prologue, John Fowles tells us that "A Maggot" all started as a imaginative and prescient he had of 5 guests using with mysterious function via distant nation-state. This picture provides solution to one other - a dangling corpse with violets crammed in its mouth - which leads us right into a maze of beguiling paths and improper turnings, disappearances and revelations, unaccountable explanations and cryptic deeds, as this compelling secret swerves in the direction of a starling imaginative and prescient at its centre.
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Jacqui asked, jarring Caitlyn out of her thoughts. ” They’d come to Caitlyn’s street. She hadn’t heard a word either of her friends had said for the past fifteen minutes. “Someone’s lost in romantic daydreams,” Jacqui said. ” Sarah and Jacqui laughed and waved good-bye. “See ya,” Sarah said. “Yeah. ” Caitlyn walked the last half mile alone, her thoughts all on the letter that might, or might not, be waiting for her at home. S. Postal Service could deliver to the mailbox any day but Sunday. Which would it be today?
Caitlyn’s half brothers cared only that there would now be one more bedroom available in the house, and began fighting over who would get it. It hurt a little to see everyone’s lives closing over the small hole that would be created when she left. They’d already started to move on. But so had she, she realized. Part of her had already boarded the plane, flown over the pole, and landed in Europe. Spring Creek was no longer home. But France was not yet home, either. She was in limbo, and it was eerily uncomfortable and disquieting.
But she could nudge, and implant an impulse. Coupling this with old-fashioned verbal persuasion and Eugenia’s extensive training in psychology, there were few who could resist bending to her will. When Eugenia at last found the heart of Fortune’s wheel and the Sisterhood’s source of power was unbound, though, she was certain that her powers would be doubled. Trebled, even. With greater power, no one would even think to obstruct her, and she could begin in earnest her work to bring the Sisterhood to eminence.
A Maggot by John Fowles