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ESCAPEMENT

Lake, Jay.

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ISBN 10: 0765317095 / ISBN 13: 9780765317094
Published by Tor., NY:, 2008
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Lake. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 22394

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Title: ESCAPEMENT

Publisher: Tor., NY:

Publication Date: 2008

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition

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In his novel Mainspring, Lake created an enormous canvas for storytelling with his hundred mile high Equatorial Wall that holds up the great Gears of the Earth. Now in Escapement, he explores more of that territory. 
Paolina Barthes is a young woman of remarkable intellectual ability – a genius on the level of Isaac Newton. But she has grown up in isolation, in a small village of shipwreck survivors, on the Wall in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. She knows little of the world, but she knows that England rules it, and must be the home of people who possess the learning that she so desperately wants. And so she sets off to make her way off the Wall, not knowing that she will bring her astounding, unschooled talent for sorcery to the attention of those deadly factions who would use or kill her for it.

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Jay Lake lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of over two hundred short stories, four collections, and a chapbook, along with several novels. In 2004, Jay won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

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