RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 2823713 LA English T1 One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a novel A1 Kesey, Ken., PB Penguin Books PP Harmondsworth, Eng.; New York YR 1976 SN 0140043128 9780140043129 AB A mordant, wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, the novel chronicles the head-on collision between its hell-raising, life-affirming hero Randle Patrick McMurphy and the totalitarian rule of Big Nurse. McMurphy swaggers into the mental ward like a blast of fresh air and turns the place upside down, starting a gambling operation, smuggling in wine and women, and egging on the other patients to join him in open rebellion. But McMurphy's revolution against Big Nurse and everything she stands for quickly turns from sport to a fierce power struggle with shattering results. -- Provided by publisher. An inmate of a mental institution tries to find the freedom and independence denied him in the outside world.