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UNASSIGNED TERRITORY.

Nunn, Kem.

ISBN 10: 0385295367 / ISBN 13: 9780385295369
Published by New York: Delacorte, (1987.) dj, 1987
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Author's second novel, described as a 'stunning evocation of the Mojave Desert and of the unusual people who choose to live in those terrible miles of nothing' - a coming of age story of a young fundamentalist who is losing his religion, and a novel which includes both the suspense that caused critics to compare Nunn to Chandler and Hammett and a poetic evocation of the people who confront the arid spaces of the American Southwest. SIGNED on the title page by the author, and rather uncommon thus. Fine in near fine dust jacket (light rubbing to dj.). Bookseller Inventory # 31242

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Title: UNASSIGNED TERRITORY.

Publisher: New York: Delacorte, (1987.) dj

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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To keep his religious draft deferment, Obadiah Wheeler agrees to form a congregation in the Mojave Desert with the help of a missionary named Harlan Low

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"[An] accomplished new novel that confirms the promise of Nunn's first book, Tapping the Source .... Nunn writes with a keen portentousness about the warped people in this wasteland, creating what might be described as a western gothic. His examination of cultish thought is respectful, intriguing, and funny, in a narrative that never loses dramatic momentum."--Publishers Weekly
Lay preacher Obadiah Wheeler is responsible for conducting a group of missionaries into "unassigned territory," a stretch of Nevada wilderness open to evangelistic efforts. Obadiah's faith is shaky at best and no match for the tempting charms of the co-proprietor of a desert museum, raven-haired beauty Delandra Hummer. Together the two set off into the vast emptiness of the Mojave in search of a buyer for the museum's prize exhibit, an extraterrestrial relic. Their hilarious road trip--punctuated by encounters with UFO cults, wild rednecks, and hippie burnouts--throbs with violence and madness as well as the possibility of spiritual enlightenment. This "desert noir" by National Book Award nominee Kem Nunn was recognized as a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice; the author has also written for and produced numerous TV projects, among them John from Cincinnati, Deadwood, and Sons of Anarchy.
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