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DESERTED CITIES OF THE HEART.

Shiner, Lewis.

ISBN 10: 0385246374 / ISBN 13: 9780385246378
Published by DOUBLEDAY. NY 1988, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED & dated by the author in year of publication on the title page. Close to fine in a fine dj. (Edges foxed) Author's SECOND book.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 11449

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Title: DESERTED CITIES OF THE HEART.

Publisher: DOUBLEDAY. NY 1988

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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The jungles and cities of contemporary Mexico are the setting for this novel of revolution and the apocalypse, and of a shattering odyssey into the Mayan underworld

From Publishers Weekly:

Shiner begins this novel realistically in a contemporary Mexico where Rolling Stone reporter John Carmichael has been drawn in his search for news, and anthropologist Thomas Yates has come to search for his missing brother, rock musician Eddie. Eventually, they meet among the ancient Mayan ruins where Eddie has gone on a pilgrimage with the Mayan descendants among whom he now lives. There, while trapped between Cuban backed insurgents and a clandestine American force, Eddie pursues his experiments with mushrooms. He claims that instead of psychedelic visions, they actually transport him back in time to his own past and to the great days of Mayan culture. Although well written and occasionally thoughtful, the narrative, whose opening reminds one of warmed-over Robert Stone, moves to fulfill the cliched apocalyptic aspirations of the title.
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