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THE COMA: Garland, Alex THE COMA: Garland, Alex

THE COMA

Garland, Alex

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ISBN 10: 0571223087 / ISBN 13: 9780571223084
Published by Faber & Faber, London, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, first prnt. Signed by Garland on the title page. Laid in are the publisher's complere series of promotional illustrated postcards ("Awake," "Unconscious," "Dreaming," "Lost," "Found") with bellyand. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Promotional postcards are unused and in Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 90434

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Title: THE COMA

Publisher: Faber & Faber, London

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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When Carl awakens from a coma after being attacked on a subway train, life around him feels unfamiliar, even strange. He arrives at his best friend's house without remembering how he got there; he seems to be having an affair with his secretary, which is pleasant but surprising. He starts to notice distortions in his experience, strange leaps in his perception of time. Is he truly reacting with the outside world, he wonders, or might he be terribly mistaken? So begins a dark psychological drama that raises questions about the the human psyche, dream versus reality, and the boundaries of consciousness. As Carl grapples with his predicament, Alex Garland - author of The Beach and the screenplay for 28 Days Later, plays with conventions and questions our assumptions about the way we exist in the world, even as it draws us into the unsettling and haunting book about a lost suitcase and a forgotten identity.

About the Author:

Alex Garland is the author of the bestselling generational classic The Beach and of The Tesseract, a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book. He also wrote the original screenplay of the critically acclaimed film 28 Days Later. He lives in London.

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