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BLUE WORLD AND OTHER STORIES

McCammon, Robert R.

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ISBN 10: 0246134550 / ISBN 13: 9780246134554
Edité par Grafton Books [1989]., London, Glasgow, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland, 1989
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Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first collection of short fiction; thirteen stories, several published here for the first time. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#82487). N° de réf. du libraire 82487

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Titre : BLUE WORLD AND OTHER STORIES

Éditeur : Grafton Books [1989]., London, Glasgow, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland

Date d'édition : 1989

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : 1st Edition

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Synopsis :

Father John has lived his whole life without knowing a woman’s touch. Hard at first, his self-denial grew easier over time, as he learned to master his urges with a regimen of prayer, cold showers, and jigsaw puzzles. That changes the day that Debra Rocks enters his confessional. A rough-talking adult film actress, she has come to ask him to pray for a murdered costar. Her cinnamon perfume infects Father John, and after she departs he becomes obsessed. Around the corner from his church is a neon-lit alley of sin. He goes there hoping to save her life before he damns himself.

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"We will travel, you and I, across a tortured land where hope struggles to grow like seed in a drought. In this land, a place with no boundaries, we'll run the freeways and back roads and we'll listen to the song of the wheels and peer into windows at lives that might be our own, if we lived in that land." So Robert McCammon introduces this superb collection of 13 stories, nominated for a 1990 Bram Stoker Award for Best Story Collection. The standouts are "Blue World" (a richly imagined novella about a priest facing temptation); "Nightcrawlers" (a World Fantasy Award-winner about a Vietnam vet in a roadside diner); "Night Calls the Green Falcon" (has-been fictional hero dons his old costume to fight real evil); "Yellowjacket Summer" (fateful stop for gas in backwoods Georgia); and "Pin" (dare you to read that one). All of the stories are excellent.

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