One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Publish Date: 2002-12-31
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ken Kesey
Ken Kesey's bracing, inslightful novel about the meaning of madness and the value of self-reliance
Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Keseyâs One Flew Over the Cuckooâs Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. 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 McMurphyâs heroic attempt to do battle with the awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned.