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Sneddon, James

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ISBN 10: 1594141460 / ISBN 13: 9781594141461
Published by Five Star, 2004
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First ed. Near fine/Near condition, slight over all wear to book and dustjacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 031366

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Publisher: Five Star

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: First Ed.

Book Type: Book

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James Sneddon has mixed a coming-of-age story with the dark fantastic in his first novel, The Tolltaker, in which a young boy comes to terms with death, grief, and the unknown.

Eight-year-old Bobby Burke doesn't want to move out of his grandparents' house into an apartment downstairs from Nick Madonna, his mother's new "friend." Bobby just wants his father to return from Vietnam where he's been missing-in-action for the past three years. Despite everyone around him wanting him to believe his father isn't coming home, Bobby knows they don't understand the magic of his SafeKeeper, a talisman that keeps his father alive as long as it remains on Bobby's wrist. At school Bobby struggles against the tolltaker of the playground, Rudy, who expects Bobby to pay a toll for passing through. But Bobby finds that his greatest battle will take place in the storm drain behind his apartment, where he meets the real Tolltaker. A figure that enshrouds itself with a black cloud visits Bobby in his dreams, and demands the ultimate price of passage from Bobby: his father's life! And this Tolltaker is inescapable . . .

James Sneddon grew up in northeast Philadelphia. He currently lives in south-central Pennsylvania where he is working on his next novel.

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James Sneddon has mixed a coming-of-age story with the dark fantastic in his first novel, The Tolltaker, in which a young boy comes to terms with death, grief, and the unknown.

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