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Publisher Description

In a contemporary town in the American midwest where he has no connections, Bax, an educated man recently released from prison, is staying in a motel. He writes letters to his brother and to others, including a friend still in jail, to whom he progressively reveals the intriguing pieces of a strange and fantastic narrative. When he meets a real estate agent who tells him he is, to his utter surprise, the heir to a huge old house in town, long empty, he moves in. He is immediately confronted by an array of supernatural creatures and events, by love and danger.

His life is utterly transformed and we read on, because we must know more. We revise our opinions of him, and of others, with each letter, piecing together more of the story as we go. We learn things about magic, and another world, and about the sorcerer Mr. Black, who originally inhabited the house. And then knowing what we now know only in the end, perhaps we read it again.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2010
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tom Doherty Associates
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
328.4
KB

Customer Reviews

AaronIndie ,

Great!

Loved this novel, one of Wolfe's best!

Misawa ,

Fantastic

One of my favorite Wolfe novels of all time. He is a master at using an unreliable narrator to force you to puzzle the real story out between the lines. Most of the real narrative happens in your mind away from the pages. Highly recommend this one!

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