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Dr. Tom More has created a miraculous instrument -- the Ontological Lapsometer, a kind of stethoscope of the human spirit. With it, he plans to cure mankind's spiritual flu. Though scorned by the experts, Tom embarks on an outrageous odyssey to prove himself. Attempting to save the world from destruction, Tom ultimately begins to understand what he can never really know -- the quality and caprices of life and the uncontrollable vagaries of time and chance.
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"A great adventure...So outrageous and so real, one is left speechless." --Chicago Sun-Times
"A comedy of love against a field of anarchy...Percy is easily one of the finest writers we have." --New York Times Book Review
"Immensely readable, vividly entertaining." --Los Angeles Times
"Brilliant and hilarious...some of the most fascinating characters you'll ever encounter." --Dallas Morning News
"One of the major novels of our time." --Milwaukee JournalAbout the Author:
Walker Percy (1916-1990) went to medical school and interned at Bellevue, intending to be a psychiatrist. After a bout with tuberculosis, he married and converted to Catholicism. He became a writer and his first novel, The Moviegoer, won the National Book Award and has never been out of print. He lived with his wife in Covington, Louisiana, where they operated a bookstore until his death.
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Book Description Ivy Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 080410378X New Book. 1989 stated First Ballantine Books Edition February 1989. Purchased from long time Charlotte bookstore(all new books) liquidation sale. While at the sale, I noticed many of the books were being pulled out of old boxes at the back of the store. Many of the books had obviously been in shop for many years--many quite rare. This is one of those books. Very rare in new condition. ** NOTE: Books ordered before 11AM Eastern Time shipped same day. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We will instantly refund your money if you are not happy with the book for any reason. Seller Inventory # H4X01XX0025
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Book Description Ivy Books, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M080410378X
Book Description Ivy Books, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11080410378X