|The Go between
This book is a fiction, itís a memory story: a man in his sixties looks back on his boyhood of the middle class boy recalling the events that took place on a summer visit to an aristocratic family in Norfolk in the 1900ís. The author uses double narrative, the young Leo's actions told by the older Leo, and it shows us how it has affected his life
First, Iíll expose you the main characters, their functions and relationships, then Iíll give you a small summary of the story, followed by the main themes and their symbolic elements, and finally the style of the book.
Leo Colston has two different aspects, heís the narrator of the book, a man of about sixty year old, and heís a ďdried upĒ man inside.
Leo is a young boy of the middle class. He lives alone with his mother in West Hash, a little village near Salisbury. His father was a bank gardener in Salisbury is dead, Leo thinks he was a crank, he didnít want his son to go to school but his mother always wanted ...