Riddley Walker (SF Masterworks)

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This acclaimed story is set in an England that has suffered a nuclear holocaust Society has regressed to an Iron Age semi-literate state represented by the special language that the author created especially for this book

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Russell Hoban (1925 - 2011)
Russell Hoban's parents were immigrants from the Ukraine. His father was the advertising manager of a newspaper, as well as the director of a Philadelphia drama guild. Russell served in the US infantry during the Second World War. After the war he taught art in New York and Connecticut. His first novel was published in 1958 and he has now produced more than 50 books for adults and children. In 1969, he moved to London where he lived for over forty years until his death in December 2011.

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An artistic tour-de-force in every possible way―New York Review of Books

singular, visionary, ingenious, uncompromising, glorious, angelic and demonic

This unjustly forgotten 1980 novel is unlike anything else: Its portrait of a world after a nuclear holocaust - the explosion of the "1 Big 1" - is written in language that's brilliantly fractured, as if a bomb has exploded there as well.

This is what literature is meant to be - exploration without fear

Funny, terrible, haunting and unsettling, this book is a masterpiece―The Observer

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