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Hemingway Hoax

Haldeman, Joe

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ISBN 10: 0380708000 / ISBN 13: 9780380708000
Verlag: Avon Books (Mm), US, 1991
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Softcover
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Titel: Hemingway Hoax

Verlag: Avon Books (Mm), US

Erscheinungsdatum: 1991

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Very Good

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John Baird is a fan of Ernest Hemingway, but the need for cash, and the persuasive nature of the con-man Castlemaine tempts him into forging Hemingway's lost Paris stories. Trying to alter literature means he is confronted by an interdimensional literary critic, with a licence to kill.

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Devotees of SF and literary mystery will enjoy this fast-paced, well-thought-out adventure that takes a college professor and Hemingway scholar on an eerie journey to coexisting universes. Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Haldeman ( The Forever War ) has written a tale that twists upon itself like a Moebius strip, with characters reenacting their lives in each slightly different, slightly worse universe. In a Key West bar, Baird is conned into writing a story in Hemingway's 1920s style, which could be passed off as one of the contents of the famous valise left on a train by Hemingway's then-wife Hadley. Returning to Key West from the Hemingway collection at the Kennedy Library, Baird suddenly finds Ernest Hemingway sitting opposite him in the train compartment. This is, however, a nonhuman who can take on any form, and who has come to warn Baird not to finish the Hemingway pastiche. In a lively, philosophical conversation, the temporal policeman explains that if Baird continues in his plan he will be killed. As each attempt to murder him fails, Baird finds himself in a slightly altered universe--and in one of these supernatural worlds, Baird evolves into Hemingway himself. Haldeman has injected humor and philosophy into what turns out to be an intriguingly existential drama.
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