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Shadow Land

Straub, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0698110455 / ISBN 13: 9780698110458
Published by Coward, McCann, 1980
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417 pp. a nearly fine copy. Signed on the tp by Straub the publisher's advance in pictorial wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 19164

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Title: Shadow Land

Publisher: Coward, McCann

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Softbound

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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First setting: an all-male prep school in Arizona, where two sensitive freshmen form a bond based on their interest in magic tricks. Second setting: the labyrinthine house of a weird magician uncle in New England, where the two boys spend a memorable summer being trained in the art of illusion. Or is it real magic? Third setting: an alternate world where dark forces are at play - forces that first show up at the school, but intensify their power throughout the summer. Only one of them will make it through

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First setting: an all-male prep school in Arizona, where two sensitive freshmen form a bond based on their interest in magic tricks. Second setting: the labyrinthine house of a weird magician uncle in New England, where the two boys spend a memorable summer being trained in the art of illusion. Or is it real magic? Third setting: an alternate world where dark forces are at play--forces that first show up at the school, but intensify their power the summer. Shadowland is a superb, under-recognized, early novel from a master of literary terror. Get it while it's back in print!

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