Erickson, Steve.

ISBN 10: 074326472X / ISBN 13: 9780743264723
Published by New York: Simon & Schuster, (2005.) dj, 2005
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Seventh novel, set in the near future, in a Los Angeles where a lake has appeared almost overnight in the middle of the city, by a writer described as "visionary" and "provocative" - terms which this book lives up to. SIGNED on the title page. 317 pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket (toning to the pages, slit to lower edge of dj along side of spine). Bookseller Inventory # 59517

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Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster, (2005.) dj

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Overcome by a fear that a lake that has miraculously appeared in Los Angeles is out to take her son from her, a single mother plunges into its depths and emerges as a powerful dominatrix and seer, while thousands of miles away, another woman with a bizarre connection to the first encounters a mysterious figure who bears a dark message. By the author of Days Between Stations. 15,000 first printing.

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Who but Erickson would take two characters, Louise Blumenthal and Kristin, from his last novel, The Sea Came in at Midnight (1999), to make them a single character, then split them apart again? Erickson’s stock in trade is duality, surrealism, and lyrical language, and so it is in this tale that loops back and forth through the twentieth century. Back from Tokyo, Kristin Blumenthal gives birth to a beautiful baby boy, Kirk (for Kierkegaard, whose twin sister, Bronte, is still undelivered) just as a lake starts rising from the center of L.A. to flood the city. But with the joy of the child comes the fear of losing him, the greatest loss known to humanity, and Kristin does lose her young son, only to discover another dual world years later. There are multiple connections through the years between major characters. Unusual textual format, broken chronology, and alternate realities are Erickson trademarks, but what gives this unusual humanity is the Hotel of the Thirteen Losses showing, in its last room, the unendurable loss. –Michele Leber

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