Tim Davys Lanceheim: A Novel

ISBN 13: 9780061797439

Lanceheim: A Novel

3.29 avg rating
( 70 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780061797439: Lanceheim: A Novel
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The second book in Tim Davys’s Mollisan Town quartet—following the critically-acclaimed AmbervilleLanceheim is a literary and psychological drama in which the trials and tribulations of stuffed animals Reuben Walrus and Wolf Diaz illuminate the moral and philosophical dilemmas of humans. If you enjoy the works of Chris Moore (You Suck, Fool), Neil Gaiman (Stardust, Coraline), Clifford Chase (Winkie), and Jasper Fforde (The Big Over Easy)—or classics novels such as Animal Farm and Watership Down—you’ll love the unique brilliance of Lanceheim.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

A fast-paced literary and psychological drama in which the trials and tribulations of a group of stuffed animals illuminate the moral and philosophical dilemmas we all share

While finishing what was to be his greatest symphony, famed composer Reuben Walrus discovers he is going deaf. Desperate to stave off the encroaching silence, he embarks on an odyssey to find a fabled creature named Maximilian, rumored to have healing powers but only traceable via an underground network. But as Reuben gets closer to the truth, he must ask himself: Just who—or what—is Maximilian?

The story of the legendary creature is recorded by Wolf Diaz, Maximilian's oldest friend and most loyal follower. Oddly, unlike the other stuffed animals of Mollisan Town, Maximilian did not arrive by green delivery truck. He cannot be identified as any particular species and is made from a material unlike any other with almost invisible seams. And most puzzling, he grows in size. As Maximilian matures, he begins to preach odd parables, attracting a legion of followers hoping to learn from his teachings. But his believers aren't the only stuffed animals paying attention as his growing influence threatens the power of the darker forces currently ruling Mollisan Town. Now Maximilian is in hiding . . . and time is running out for Reuben to find him. As his search widens, the composer encounters a detective mouse, a giraffe who swears Maximilian miraculously cured his stomach cancer, and a mink who may hold the key to Reuben's salvation. But it's a race against time as Reuben's world steadily goes silent, and his desperation may ultimately lead to his undoing.

With biting prose and compelling plot twists, Lanceheim is a tour de force all the way to the last sentence, as the true natures of Wolf Diaz, Reuben Walrus, and Maximilian are uncovered. Through the stuffed animals living in the imaginative world he introduced in the critically acclaimed Amberville, Tim Davys explores the hopes and fears, strengths and weaknesses, that define humanity as he pens a story that is both gripping and extraordinary.

About the Author:

Tim Davys is a pseudonym. He is the author of Amberville, Lanceheim, Tourquai, and Yok, the four books in the Mollisan Town quartet. He lives in Sweden.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780061797446: Lanceheim: A Novel (Mollisan Town)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0061797448 ISBN 13:  9780061797446
Publisher: Harper Perennial, 2011
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Davys, Tim
Published by Harper (2010)
ISBN 10: 006179743X ISBN 13: 9780061797439
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Dionysos Books
(Arabi, LA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Seller Inventory # 161214013

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Tim Davys
Published by Harper (2010)
ISBN 10: 006179743X ISBN 13: 9780061797439
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX006179743X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Tim Davys
Published by Harper (2010)
ISBN 10: 006179743X ISBN 13: 9780061797439
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M006179743X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Davys, Tim
Published by Harper (2010)
ISBN 10: 006179743X ISBN 13: 9780061797439
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11006179743X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Tim Davys
ISBN 10: 006179743X ISBN 13: 9780061797439
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-006179743X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 80.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds