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Salamander
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Washington Square Pr
Publication date August 20, 2002
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743444156
ISBN-10 0743444159
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
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Summary
Summoned to Slovakia by an eccentric count to create the infinite book, eighteenth-century London printer Nicholas Flood embarks on a doomed love affair with the count's only daughter, an affair that results in the birth of a child, Pica, who travels the world with Flood and a motley crew of misfits, escaped slaves, and contortionists. By the author of Icefields. Reader's Guide available. Original.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Nicholas Flood, an unassuming eighteenth-century London printer, specializes in novelty books -- books that nestle into one another, books comprised of one spare sentence, books that emit the sounds of crashing waves. When his work captures the attention of an eccentric Slovakian count, Flood is summoned to a faraway castle -- a moving labyrinth that embodies the count's obsession with puzzles -- where he is commissioned to create the infinite book, the ultimate never-ending story. Probing the nature of books, the human thirst for knowledge, and the pursuit of immortality, Salamander careens through myth and metaphor as Flood travels the globe in search of materials for the elusive book without end.

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