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Acts of Revision

Bedford, Martyn

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ISBN 10: 0593039831 / ISBN 13: 9780593039830
Published by Bantam Press, London, United Kingdom, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Author's dark debut novel that has received rave reviews. Gregory Lynn is a thrity-five year old orphan and bachelor living a solitary life after a childhood of traumas. Now the memories have re-surfaced, and Gregory remembers every name of those who made him this way, so he begins to prepare himself for his acts of revision. Bookseller Inventory # 1000905

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Title: Acts of Revision

Publisher: Bantam Press, London, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Living a solitary life and scarred by a childhood trauma, Gregory Lynn discovers a box of his grade school reports and relives several painful experiences from his youth. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Gregory Lynn must have had a very bad childhood because, when he uncovers his old school papers from his mother's attic after her death, he sets about to commit some "acts of revision" on his former teachers. Yet there is more to this novel than a story of revenge. It is a beguiling tale told through a series of interviews with Gregory, who mixes fact with fiction and whose reality is often more distorted than his fantasy. In this regard, the book becomes both a chilling thriller and a twisted look at the nature of recorded narrative, a unique combination that results in an intriguing adventure.

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