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The Hemingway Hoax

Haldeman, Joe

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ISBN 10: 0688090249 / ISBN 13: 9780688090241
Published by William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Blue cloth spine, grey boards, gilt titles. Signed on title page. Book near fine, DJ very good plus with aging to edges, very shallow crease/tear at bottom of back panel, 'autographed' sticker to front panel. 155 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 5500

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Title: The Hemingway Hoax

Publisher: William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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When a con man attempts to pass off forgeries of Hemingway's lost manuscripts, he is tracked down by an interdimensional literary critic with a license to kill

From Publishers Weekly:

Devotees of SF and literary mystery will enjoy this fast-paced, well-thought-out adventure that takes a college professor and Hemingway scholar on an eerie journey to coexisting universes. Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Haldeman ( The Forever War ) has written a tale that twists upon itself like a Moebius strip, with characters reenacting their lives in each slightly different, slightly worse universe. In a Key West bar, Baird is conned into writing a story in Hemingway's 1920s style, which could be passed off as one of the contents of the famous valise left on a train by Hemingway's then-wife Hadley. Returning to Key West from the Hemingway collection at the Kennedy Library, Baird suddenly finds Ernest Hemingway sitting opposite him in the train compartment. This is, however, a nonhuman who can take on any form, and who has come to warn Baird not to finish the Hemingway pastiche. In a lively, philosophical conversation, the temporal policeman explains that if Baird continues in his plan he will be killed. As each attempt to murder him fails, Baird finds himself in a slightly altered universe--and in one of these supernatural worlds, Baird evolves into Hemingway himself. Haldeman has injected humor and philosophy into what turns out to be an intriguingly existential drama.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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