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The Day of Creation (SIGNED)

Ballard, J.G.

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ISBN 10: 0374135274 / ISBN 13: 9780374135270
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st American Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on title page (signature only). r/m. Sunning of DJ spine. $17.95 price resent on DJ flap. Includes laid-in the original 1988 review from Time Magazine. Bookseller Inventory # 017434

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Title: The Day of Creation (SIGNED)

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine-

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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At Port-la-Nouvelle, on the parched terrain of central Africa, Dr. Mallory watches as his clinic fails and dreams of discovering a third Nile that will make the Sahara bloom. When there is a trickle on the local airstrip, and soon a river, the obsessed Mallory claims it as his own creation. Joined by Noon, a silent adolescent girl who as a child ran with the local guerrillas; Professor Sanger, a documentary filmmaker with a fading reputation; and Nora Warrer, the widow of a Rhodesian veterinary surgeon, the remains of whose menagerie flourish exotically amid the land's new fertility, Mallory sets out for the river's source.The Day of Creation is a metaphysical adventure story dealing with complex themes--the life-giving qualities of water, the cold eye of television, obsession, love--all set in a dream Africa, as if hallucinated by Joseph Conrad. -Angela Carter

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J. G. Ballard is the author of more than twenty novels and short-story collections. He lives in Shepperton, England.

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