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The Ninth Configuration

Blatty, William Peter

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ISBN 10: 0060103590 / ISBN 13: 9780060103590
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1978
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed and inscribed on the dedication page by the author. Book has a bump to the bottom edge of front cover. A pencil erasure size light stain to the bottom page edges BroDart protected jacket has light toning to the white areas of this mostly black jacket. First edition/printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # PC 87-22

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Title: The Ninth Configuration

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Hidden away in a brooding Gothic manor in the deep woods is Center Eighteen, a secret military "rest camp" currently housing twenty-seven inmates, all officers who have succumbed to a sudden outbreak of mental illness. Have the men truly lost their minds, are they only pretending to be insane to avoid combat, or is some more sinister conspiracy at work?

Desperate for answers, the Pentagon has placed a brilliant Marine psychiatrist in charge of the base and its deranged occupants. A man of deep faith and compassion, Colonel Kane hopes to uncover the root of the men's bizarre obsessions. But as Center Eighteen descends into chaos, Kane finds the greatest challenge may be his own buried demons. . . .

The basis of an acclaimed 1980 film (also known as Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane), William Peter Blatty's The Ninth Configuration is a thought-provoking, blackly comic journey into the heart of madness--and the outer limits of belief.

About the Author:

WILLIAM PETER BLATTY has written numerous novels and screenplays, and is best known for his mega-bestselling novel The Exorcist. He has won three Golden Globes and he also won the Academy Award for his screenplay of The Exorcist. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Julie, and son Paul.

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