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Spencer, William Browning

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ISBN 10: 0312136293 / ISBN 13: 9780312136291
Edité par St. Martin's Press [1995]., New York, 1995
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Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's fourth book and third novel. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with two tiny tears at lower spine end. (#137465). N° de réf. du libraire 137465

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Éditeur : St. Martin's Press [1995]., New York

Date d'édition : 1995

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : 1st Edition

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Harry Gainesborough, a children's book author who has written nothing since his daughter's death, fears that his weirdest book, Zod Wallop, is actually coming to life when a serious of horrible coincidences occur.


There are two versions of Harry Gainesborough's bestselling children's book Zod Wallop: the published version, written second, and the original version, stolen by Harry's zealous fan, Raymond Story, while Harry and Raymond were both patients in a mental hospital. The published version has a happy ending; the private version was Harry's confrontation with the death of his child. And the private version, emotionally true and infused with the power of a group hallucination, ending with the destruction of the world, is becoming real.

It's inevitable that Zod Wallop will be compared to The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll; both are about authors of Oz-like children's books whose literary creations leak over into our world. Both are dark in tone, and in both death and denial are key elements, but Spencer's poignant story owes as much to Philip K. Dick as to Carroll.

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