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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date September 16, 2014
Pages 207
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374292089
ISBN-10 0374292086
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $24.00
Summaries and Reviews
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Long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award in fiction
Winner of the 2015 Alex Award for adult books with special appeal for young adults
Welcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined. As the creator of Trace Italian―a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail―Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America.
Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called to account for it. In the process, he is pulled back through time, tunneling toward the moment of his own self-inflicted departure from the world in which most people live.
Brilliantly constructed, Wolf in White Van unfolds in reverse until we arrive at both the beginning and the climax: the event that has shaped so much of Sean's life. Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving, John Darnielle's audacious and gripping debut novel is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy.



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Hardcover
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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 16, 2014)
9780374292089 | details & prices | 207 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award in fictionWinner of the 2015 Alex Award for adult books with special appeal for young adultsWelcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival!
Paperback
Book cover for 9781250074713 Book cover for 9781783781102
 
Reprint edition from Picador USA (September 1, 2015)
9781250074713 | details & prices | 207 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A New York Times BestsellerNominated for the National Book Award, Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and Winner of the Alex Award, "One of the Most Compelling Books of the Year" (Blake Butler, Vice)Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to explore.
from Granta Books (July 2, 2015)
9781783781102 | details & prices | 224 pages | List price $13.15
About: Wolf in White Van
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from St Martins Pr (October 7, 2014)
9781427262967 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $32.99
About: Long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award in fictionWinner of the 2015 Alex Award for adult books with special appeal for young adultsWelcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival!

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