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Titel: Grimus: A Novel
Verlag: Gollancz, UK
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Jacket
Auflage: 1st Edition
1st/1st. Gift inscription to blank front endpaper. No dustjacket. Quite good condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001748
Inhaltsangabe: ?A mixture of science fiction and folktale, past and future, primitive and present-day . . . Thunderous and touching.?
? Financial Times
After drinking an elixir that bestows immortality upon him, a young Indian named Flapping Eagle spends the next seven hundred years sailing the seas with the blessing?and ultimately the burden?of living forever. Eventually, weary of the sameness of life, he journeys to the mountainous Calf Island to regain his mortality. There he meets other immortals obsessed with their own stasis and sets out to scale the island?s peak, from which the mysterious and corrosive Grimus Effect emits. Through a series of thrilling quests and encounters, Flapping Eagle comes face-to-face with the island?s creator and unwinds the mysteries of his own humanity. Salman Rushdie?s celebrated debut novel remains as powerful and as haunting as when it was first published more than thirty years ago.
?A book to be read twice . . . [Grimus] is literate, it is fun, it is meaningful, and perhaps most important, it pushes the boundaries of the form outward.?
? Los Angeles Times
Flapping Eagle is a young Indian given the gift of immortality after drinking a magic fluid. Tiring of the burden of immortal life he sets off to find the mystical Calf Island, where he can rejoin the human race. His journey is peopled with strange assortments of characters, including the clumsy, loquacious Virgil Jones; his ugly, tragic companion, Dolores O'Toole; the wicked conjurer, Nicholas Deggle; the dainty, light-spirited Elfrida Gribb; and the enigmatic, pervasive Grimus, creator and controller of the mysterious island.
An enticing combination of science fantasy, storytelling and folklore makes this first novel by Salman Rushdie an epic adventure truly unlike any other.
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