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K-Pax: A Novel

Brewer, Gene

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ISBN 10: 0312118406 / ISBN 13: 9780312118402
Published by Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: St Martins Pr, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing, inscribed SIGNED and dated 12-13-98 by author to free endpaper. "to Robin & Ted with very best wishes" signed and dated 12-13-98. FINE in FINE dust wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 12309

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Title: K-Pax: A Novel

Publisher: Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: St Martins Pr

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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When a new patient is brought to a mental institution claiming to be an inhabitant of a planet called K-PAX, the hospital seems just the place for him. Yet, except for certain otherworldly abilities, the "alien," prot, appears to be perfectly sane.
In taped therapy sessions prot is asked about life on K-PAX - its lifestyle, principles, foods, language. Prot paints a consistent and credible portrait of a glorious utopia painfully unlike our own and yet so possible, could we only erase from human nature its greed and cruelty. It becomes easy, even desirable, to believe in prot's identity and homeland.
But prot insists that he must return home. As his announced date of "departure" approaches, staff and patients alike are thrown into turmoil: If he is mad, what will happen when the fateful day arrives? If K-PAX is for real...please, may they come along too?

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Before becoming a novelist, Gene Brewer studied DNA replication and cell division at several major research stations. He is the author of ON A BEAM OF LIGHT, K-PAX II and the forthcoming K-PAX III, published in summer 2002, which will complete the K-PAX trilogy. He lives in New York City.

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