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Riddley Walker

Hoban, Russell

Published by Summit Books, New York, NY, 1980
ISBN 10: 0671421476 / ISBN 13: 9780671421472
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Title: Riddley Walker

Publisher: Summit Books, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: VG+

Dust Jacket Condition: VG+

Edition: First American Edition

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VG+, bookplate and very light sticker remains to ffep in VG+ DJ with tiny closed tear to spine area of DJ; First published in London by Cape, this novel won the 1982 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and several other awards. ; 8.30 X 5.60 X 1 inches; 220 p. Bookseller Inventory # 34174

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Synopsis: Set in a post-apocalyptic England, RIDDLEY WALKER tells the tale of one twelve year old boy and his journey through the ruins of civilisation. After the death of his father in an accident, Riddley must become a man. But his inquiring mind and strange ways set him apart from his people, and when he discovers a relic of the old time, he sets in motion a chain of events that may well lead to the end of the world (again).

Written in a remarkable and rewarding language, RIDDLEY WALKER is a tour-de-force of imagination, history and psychology. Challenging and rewarding, this is a book that repays rereading again and again. There's a reason why the reviews were so good, and why so many authors cite it as an inspiration. It is, quite frankly, a masterpiece.

Product Description: 'Walker is my name and I am the same. Riddley Walker. Walking my riddels where ever theyve took me and walking them now on this paper the same. There aint that many sir prizes in life if you take noatis of every thing. Every time will have its happenings out and every place the same. Thats why I finely come to writing all this down. Thinking on what the idear of us myt be. Thinking on that thing whats in us lorn and loan and oansome.' Composed in an English which has never been spoken and laced with a storytelling tradition that predates the written word, RIDDLEY WALKER is the world waiting for us at the bitter end of the nuclear road. It is desolate, dangerous and harrowing, and a modern masterpiece.

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