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A space traveller comes to earth sporting a British passport and the name Newton. Looking for a means of survival for his people, he is disillusioned by the human world of sex, alcohol and violence. In the end, the institutions of society destroy him as they try to discover his secret.
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T.J. Newton is an extraterrestrial who goes to Earth on a desperate mission of mercy. But instead of aid, Newton discovers loneliness and despair that ultimately ends in tragedy.About the Author:
Walter Tevis (1928-1984) was an American novelist and short-story writer. He is best known for his novels The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth which were adapted for film. He wrote three more novels -- Mockingbird, The Steps of the Sun and The Queen's Gambit - and a collection of short stories, Far From Home. He died in 1984.
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Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0747542643