One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Author:Ken Kesey From back of book: — "You've never met anyone like RANDLE PATRICK McMURPHY...the hero of KEN KESEY'S — ONE FLEW OVER — THE CUCKOO'S NEST — HE'S a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the ward of a mental hospital and takes over... — HE'S a lusty, profane, life-loving fighter who rallies the other patients around him by challenging... more » the dictatorship of Big Nurse. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women. At every turn, he openly defies her rule.
The contest starts as sport (with McMurphy taking bets on the outcome) but soon it develops into a grim struggle for the minds and hearts of the men, into an all-out war between two relentless opponents: Big Nurse, backed by the full power of authority...McMurphy, who has only his indomitable will.
KEN KESEY lives in Springfield, Oregon with his wife and children. He has received both the Woodrow Wilson scholarship to Stanford and a Saxon Fellowship. He has also won the Fred Lowe Scholarship awarded to the outstanding wrestler in the Northwest. Mr. Kesey's second novel, Sometimes a Great Notion, was published in 1964."« less