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Novel, hardcover with embossed jacket, 420 pp.
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This visionary novel by one of our country's finest storytellers takes the reader to the past (1949), the present, and into the future (2018). As in all of Randall Silvis' work, the prose is beautiful, the characters are intriguing, the plot is compelling, and the whole is a remarkable achievement by a writer of formidable talent, an award-winning author praised by the New York Times Book Review as "a masterful storyteller." We are honored to have Mysticus as our launch title.From the Inside Flap:
It is 1949, when a glance from a starlet named Marilyn Monroe can and does change men's lives....
And it is 2001, when the pouty smile of a teenage prostitute on Sunset Boulevard throws history into a tailspin....
And it is 2018, when one drop of an illegal perfume called Moon Over Eros unleashes a sexual pandemonium that threatens to destroy the world.
It is Mysticus, a masterpiece of invention that weaves together three storylines into one stunning novel about the consequences of love, sex, and power. There is the story of nine-year-old Ronald, who, on a private island off the coast of South Carolina, has his life forever changed by a brief meeting with Marilyn Monroe, a goddess of seduction whose presence sweeps through the book like an avalanche. And there is the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra DeRoy, a streetwalker whose dizzying resemblance to Marilyn will bring a half-dozen innocents to ruin. And there is the story of Ginger Todd, a loveless child whose cross-country odyssey in search of her parents carries her though the toxic wasteland, and into the hidden spiritual core, of a fake democracy swollen out of control.
Add to this a roving band of mystics known as Kerouacs, the madhouse SADfacs (substance abuser dependency facilities), Kervorkian Serenity Centers, and a telepathic fetus in a jar, and the result is like no novel you have ever before encountered: a poignant and profound song of darkness and redemption; a symphony of cosmic loneliness; a giddy, bawdy ride through mysteries of life we glimpse only in our dreams and hardly ever dare to remember.
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Book Description Wolfhawk Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0967211700 Brand new, hardcover with dust jacket, MYSTICUS. We ship almost daily. Seller Inventory # SKU1009098
Book Description Wolfhawk Books, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0967211700