Night Journey

Author(s) : Roderick Mackenzie

Night Journey

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : January 2013
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 256
  • Category :
    Fiction
  • Category 2 :
    Bargain and Discounted Titles
  • Catalogue No : 32923
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780490861
  • ISBN 10 : 1780490860
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Set in South Africa during the 60's and 70's, Night Journey is a novel about a young soldier who deserts the army and, when he is recaptured by the military, refuses to return to military service on religious grounds. For his insubordination he is placed in an extreme regime of solitary confinement for a long period, wherein he experiences the eponymous "night journey" of dreams, visions and memories, which lead him to find himself.

The story of the young soldier's life emerges, as a stream of consciousness, in the present tense, and gradually the narrator's back-story and his psychological state are filled-in through a mixture of dreams, recollections, and flashbacks, intercut with scenes from the ongoing present. It is an erratic and chaotic life with a hopeless father and the wild and wayward mother who often live on the shady side of the law; all this is set against a brooding and violent background of South Africa at war with its neighbours and itself.

About the Author(s)

Roderick Mackenzie was born in Zimbabwe in 1957 but lived in South Africa from the age of two. After matriculating he worked as a landscape designer and owned a garden centre. He and his wife emigrated to Britain in 2001 and for the past ten years they have lived in Amersham in Buckinghamshire. During this time Roderick acquired his Master's degree in Jungian and Post Jungian studies from the University of Essex and he now practices as a dream analyst.

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