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Riddley Walker

Hoban, Russell

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ISBN 10: 0671421476 / ISBN 13: 9780671421472
Published by Summit Books, New York, NY, 1980
Condition: VG+ Hardcover
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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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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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Synopsis:

'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.

About the Author:

Russell Hoban is the author of many extraordinary novels including ANGELICA'S GROTTO, also available from Bloomsbury. He has also written some classic books for children including THE MOUSE AND HIS CHILD and THE FRANCES books. He lives in London.

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