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Deliverance

Dickey, James

Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1970
ISBN 10: 0241019273 / ISBN 13: 9780241019276
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Title: Deliverance

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Not price-clipped. Jacket in mylar cover. 278 pages. The story of four men on a canoe trip down a tumultous river and their encounters along the way. Some fading of the end papers. Mild scuffing of the jacket before the cover. 0241019273. Bookseller Inventory # 004441

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Synopsis: 'I don't believe I'd go there if I was you. What's the use of it?' 'Because it's there,' said Lewis. 'It's there, all right. If you git in there and can't get out, you're goin' to wish it wudn't.' A group of middle-aged friends in search of the wilderness experience that has been missing from their big-city lives go canoeing one weekend. They pack all the usual survival gear - plus a banjo and a bow and arrow - and head off. Unskilled and naive, they paddle downstream, enjoying the exercise and the gorgeous scenery. But something is in the air. There are small signs at first: their canoes hit sudden rapids, the river seems polluted with litter and bird feathers, and during the night their tent is punctured by the talons of a hunting owl. Then, the following day, after mooring their canoes by the woods, they are approached by two sinister men. One is carrying a shotgun and the other a knife...

From the Publisher: "A novel that will curl your toes...Dickey's canoe rides to the limits of dramatic tension."-- The New York Times Book Review

"A brilliant and breathtaking adventure."--The New Yorker

"A novel stunning power."--The Nation

"A tour de force."--The New Republic

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