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THE FORGETTING ROOM : A Fiction (Byzantium Book) [ Signed 1st ]

Bantock, Nick

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ISBN 10: 0002251760 / ISBN 13: 9780002251761
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1997
Hardcover
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A preprint copy Advanced Readers Edition from Uncorrected Proofs. Signed on a specially designed bookplate by the artist, Nick Bantock. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 43634

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Title: THE FORGETTING ROOM : A Fiction (Byzantium ...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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The author of the hugely successful Griffin and Sabine trilogy presents a richly illustrated novel chronicling a discontented man's search for the meaning of the inheritance left him by his grandfather, an artist. 75,000 first printing. $115,000 ad/promo."

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... to my grandson, Armon Hurt, I leave my house in Ronda, Spain and the uncertainty of its contents. May he discover his belonging.

From the last will and testament of Rafael Hurtago

So begins Nick Bantock's latest novel, in which readers are invited to delve into the journal of Armon Hurt, a sad, discontented man who discovers his inner fire. When his artist grandfather dies, leaving him the family home in Spain, Armon travels to Andalusia with the intention of selling the property. Once there, however, he finds a sealed cardboard case containing a small oil painting and a surreal booklet.

As he examines these mysterious artifacts, Armon realizes that he is holding both his grandfather's last communication to him and a puzzle. He begins to decipher the conundrum, and as each new answer leads to more questions, Armon finds himself painting furiously in his grandfather's old studio strangely compelled to create a picture that is somehow linked to his legacy.

Featuring paintings, drawings, collages and paper foldouts, this in no ordinary novel. Captivatingly imagined and genuinely memorable in its deeply personal account of a man in search of himself, The Forgetting Room is a handmade treasure, a seamless blend of artistry and language and a tantalizing read.

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