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Titel: The Ascent of Isaac Steward (SIGNED 1st ...
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Signed by Author. ~~SIGNED BY AUTHOR TO TITLE-PAGE~~Nr Fine 1st edition 2011 Cauliay paperback, lovely cover, signed 'To Steve, Mike French' in black marker to title-page. Light corner shelf-wear only. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Signed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9780956881014. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 033995. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 033995
Inhaltsangabe: The Ascent of Isaac Steward is the remarkable and extraordinary debut novel from the senior editor of the prestigious literary magazine, The View From Here. Written with a literary, lyrical voice, the book follows Isaac Steward in an emotional and original tale as he struggles to deal with the resurfacing of a suppressed memory of a car crash a year ago which killed his wife, Rebekah, his son, Esau, and left his other son, Jacob, in a coma. Isaac becomes increasingly dysfunctional and delusional as the story unfolds in a hypnotic and startling way bringing into play childhood memories of a Punch and Judy show and the revelation from his half-brother, Ishmael, that in order to be reunited with Rebekah he must be brought to a tree from his father's wood called The Dandelion Tree. To help him, Isaac slips in and out of being Major Tom Donaldson, a SAS commander fashioned by his mind to help him regress back to a time of naiveté and happiness before the accident. But Donaldson brings only death and violence and Isaac struggles to keep a grip on reality as he descends into his mind and starts to question if he himself has already died. Atmospheric and sensual and dealing with universal desires of love and reconciliation, The Ascent of Isaac Steward is reminiscent of the surrealist literary experiments of James Joyce but highly readable. Readers will be astounded, transfixed and immersed in the world long after turning the last page.
Rezension: Moving and lyrical, original and hypnotic a remarkable debut novel. MICHAEL KIMBALL, Dear Everybody Reminiscent of the surrealist literary experiments of James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake but blessedly readable The Ascent of Isaac Steward is insanely ambitious, startlingly odd, boldly conceived and executed with tremendous confidence. One of the most extraordinary novels I've ever read. R.N. MORRIS, A Razor Wrapped in Silk A real neo-modernist triumph JUXTABOOK Powerful evocative beautifully clear impressions and images. BOOKLORE Linguistically this is a powerfully done novel, with exquisite prose and an interesting psychological premise that raises strong questions about the power of internal cognition. THE COMPULSIVE READER A richness and abundance of imagination and originality, beauty of imagery, tenderness, vividness and page after page of surprise and variety. THE LANCASHIRE WRITING HUB A must for everyone's bucket-list if you are looking for a totally unique experience. SCREENSCRIBBLER
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