Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: With his second foray into mainstream fiction, following the success of Lost Boys, bestselling and award-winning speculative fiction writer Orson Scott Card creates a sublimely quirky, haunting tale--a clever mix of horror and comedy--about a young man who marries the woman of his dreams--only to be drawn into her family's nightmare. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Widely acclaimed, hugely successful speculative-fiction author Orson Scott Card takes another step into the mainstream with an extremely chilling, vastly engaging novel that sets the notion of family values on its head and chronicles a man's transformation from hermit to hero.
When Quentin Fears was 10, his sister left this world, the victim of a car accident. Her death made him withdraw from this world too into books, away from people. By the time he reaches adulthood, Quentin has become a certifiable recluse, moving restlessly from town to town, investing the millions he's made as a software creator and avoiding companionship. It's odd but maybe inevitable that on a rare outing to a party he should meet his dream woman, Madeleine. She's witty and beautiful and as naive to the world's ways as he is, and they marry in a matter of weeks. Their relationship seems idyllic but for one thing Madeleine's multigenerational, cantankerous, eccentric family who all live in a rambling riverside mansion in upstate New York.
But poor family dynamics isn't all that's wrong with them. Beyond the squabbling, there's an ancient family secret to which Madeleine holds the key. Only Quentin can stop her from unleashing an ageless malevolence that will rule the world. But to do so, he must do what seems impossible step outside himself into the world he has avoided. He must learn friendship, trust, forgiveness and the courage to face down the ultimate evil. Joining Quentin in this epic confrontation is a splendidly quirky cast of heroes, villains and witches from a no-nonsense nurse with a dash of the romantic in her to a small-town sheriff whose affable exterior conceals a dangerous past to a 10-year-old girl named Roz whose malign powers are rivaled only by her smart mouth.
Treasure Box introduces the most spectacularly dysfunctional family in recent fiction and a singular hero whose only weapons against them are his mind and his heart. How Quentin defuses this volatile mixture of comedy and horror makes for a viscerally unsettling, poignant and appealing tale that's sure to draw the legions of fans Card has won in other genres and new fans as well.
Über den Autor: Orson Scott Card has won several Hugo and Nebula Awards for his works of speculative fiction, among them the Ender series and The Tales of Alvin Maker. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife and four children.
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0060176547I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2605063930
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2710840652
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2721442969
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins. Buchzustand: Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Slightly dampstained. Buchnummer des Verkäufers H04F-00035
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins. Buchzustand: Good. . Good dust jacket. Slightly dampstained. Buchnummer des Verkäufers L06D-00505
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Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins. Buchzustand: As New. First edition copy. . Like New dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G01B-wzqa0966
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, N . Y., 1996. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Cover Art (illustrator). X-Library - 2nd. X-Library with normal flaws with mylar.Small remainder dot.The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear.Light tanning pages .Spine cock. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SF 03379
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1996. Buchzustand: Good to Very Good. First. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6005045