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THE COURSE OF THE HEART

Harrison, M. John

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ISBN 10: 1892389975 / ISBN 13: 9781892389978
Published by Night Shade Books, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., 2004
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Night Shade Books - SIGNED by the AUTHOR on special limitation page - Limited Signed First Edition - one of 150 signed copies - 200 pages - attached BLACK ribbon bookmark - DJ in CLEAR, ARCHIVAL BRODART COVER - NOT REMAINDER - NOT PRICE CLIPPED - NO SIGN OF PRIOR OWNERSHIP - flawless Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005632

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Title: THE COURSE OF THE HEART

Publisher: Night Shade Books, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: Limited Signed First Edition.

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The author of Things That Never Happen (starred review, Publishers Weekly) and Light (Tiptree Award winner) delivers an extraordinary, genre-bending novel that weaves together mythology, sexuality, and the troubled past and present of Eastern Europe.

It begins on a hot May night, when three Cambridge students carry out a ritualistic act that changes their lives.

Years later, none of the participants can remember what exactly transpired; but their clouded memories can't rid them of an overwhelming sense of dread. Pam Stuyvesant is an epileptic haunted by strange sensual visions. Her husband Lucas believes that a dwarfish creature is stalking him. Self-styled Sorcerer Yaxley becomes obsessed with a terrifyingly transcendent reality.

The seemingly least effected participant in the ritual (who is haunted by the smell of roses) attempts to help his friends escape the torment that has engulfed their lives.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

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Michael John Harrison (born 26 July 1945), known primarily by his pen name M. John Harrison, is an English author and critic. His work includes the Viriconium sequence of novels and short stories, (1982), Climbers (1989), and the Kefahuchi Tract series which begins with Light (2002).

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