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Deserted Cities of the Heart

Shiner, Lewis

Published by Doubleday, New York, 1988
ISBN 10: 0385246374 / ISBN 13: 9780385246378
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Title: Deserted Cities of the Heart

Publisher: Doubleday, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: SIGNED in the Year of Publication

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Mysticim and high adventure collide when Thomas, an idealistic ecologist undertakes a dangerous journey to discover the truth behind the Mayan legend of Kukulkan. A touch of foxing top top text block. Bookseller Inventory # 1002352

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Synopsis: "With surpassing skill, Shiner creates a milieu of corruption, decay, and ultimate redemption--populated with a cast worthy of Robert Stone. This savagely written novel is a total original." --James Ellroy, author of LA Confidential Years ago, Eddie Yates disappeared into the rainforests of the Yucatan, a burned-out visionary in search of cosmic truth. A mysterious photo sends Lindsey, his ex-wife, on a quest to bring him back and puts her on a collision course with Eddie's brother Thomas, whose desire for her has never faded. Their search leads them to the ruined Mayan temples of NaChan, deep in the jungle, where mushrooms grow that can send you back through time--or kill you. NaChan is sacred to the Landon Indians, and their enigmatic shaman Chan Ma'ax. But the ruins have also become a nexus for the political forces that are tearing Mexico apart. Lindsey, Thomas, and Eddie are soon caught between Carla's rebel army and the secret US paramilitary group known as the Fighting 666th as they face off in the first battle of the end of the world.

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