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Hughart, Barry.

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ISBN 10: 1596062002 / ISBN 13: 9781596062009
Published by Subterranean Press., Burton, MI:, 2008
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HC in dust jacket and slipcase, 1/200 signed & numbered copies. 1st Printing. This slipcased version of Hughart's trilogy includes an exclusive second volume, "Bridge of Birds: Original Uncorrected Manuscript Version". The original version of the story features Master Li as a young man and Number Ten Ox as only a minor character. Fine copies in a fine slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 22079

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Publisher: Subterranean Press., Burton, MI:

Publication Date: 2008

Edition: 1st edition thus

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An omnibus containing the three Master Li and Number Ten Ox novels: BRIDGE OF BIRDS, THE STORY OF THE STONE, and EIGHT SKILLED GENTLEMEN.

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Starred Review. Reading Hughart's endearing historical fantasy trilogy, first published almost 20 years ago, is much like wandering blindfolded through a myth devised by a maniac, in the words of Master Li, the greatest and most frequently intoxicated wise man in a colorful seventh century China that never was. Slow, strong and good-hearted peasant Number Ten Ox initially seeks Master Li's help to cure a bizarre plague and soon becomes his sidekick. Their rollicking adventures pit them against everyone from murderers and thieves to emperors and gods. Numerous Chinese legends, filtered through Ox's simple perspective, blend seamlessly into tales both lighthearted and heartrending. Hughart's many fans will welcome this modest alternative to the 1998 omnibus published by The Stars Our Destination bookstore, which commands high prices when it can be found at all. (Oct.)
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