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The Fountains of Neptune (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Ducornet, Rikki

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A lyrical exploration of memory and imagination.

ISBN 9781564781550
Published 15 March 2015 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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ISBN-13 9781564781550
ISBN-10 1564781550
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date 15 March 2015
International Publication Date 1 August 1997
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Ducornet, Rikki
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 220
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fables
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

My sleep began in the spring of 1914. I slept through both World Wars and the tainted calm between. It was as if I had been cursed by an evil fairy, pricked by an enchanted spinning wheel; an impenetrable briar had gripped my mind. Thus begins Rikki Ducornet's brilliant lyric novel about Nicolas who, as a result of witnessing his mother's murder, falls into a decades-long coma. Awakened in a seaport town in France, he reconstructs his past through story-telling and myth, resulting in an astonishing exploration of memory and imagination.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I think the novel extraordinary. -- Oliver Sacks

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Author's Bio

Rikki Ducornet is the author of several works of fiction, including The Stain, Entering Fire, The Complete Butcher's Tales, Phosphor in Dreamland, and The Cabinet, a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award in 1993.

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