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The Porcupine

Barnes, Julian

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ISBN 10: 0679744827 / ISBN 13: 9780679744825
Published by Knopf, New York, 1992
New Condition: New Soft cover
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RARE uncorrected proof. 1st edition never read. New condition. No ISBN # on this proof. For the serious collector. Bookseller Inventory # 000046

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Title: The Porcupine

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st Edition

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In his latest novel, Julian Barnes, author of Talking It Over and A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, trains his laser-bright prose on the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe.

Stoyo Petkanov, the deposed Party leader, is placed on trial for crimes that range from corruption to political murder. Petkanov's guilt -- and the righteousness of his opponents -- would seem to be self-evident. But, as brilliantly imagined by Barnes, the trial of this cunning and unrepentant dictator illuminates the shadowy frontier between the rusted myths of the Communist past and a capitalist future in which everything is up for grabs.

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"Barnes's novels have a mesmeric charm and an air of dangerous simplicity .... [He is] an exceptionally accomplished and ingenious stylist."
-- The New York Review of Books

"Gripping ... Barnes relates this compelling story with his usual narrative brio, sketching his characters with the broad, colorful strokes of a mythic allegory."
-- The New York Times

"Barnes is a dazzling mind in mercurial flight."
-- Philadelphia Inquirer

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