A subversive parable set in a mental ward, this novel chronicles the head-on collision between its raucous, life-affirming hero Randle Patrick McMurphy and the totalitarian rule of Big Nurse. Kesey created a work without precedent in American literature, a novel at once comic and tragic that probes the nature of madness and sanity, authority and vitality. Greeted by unanimous acclaim when it was first published, this is one of the defining works of the 1960s. Books will be available at the reference desk. For more information, call 801-337-2632.