This fantasy novel by the author of "Weaveworld" describes a race to find the secret of "The Art" - a state of being or consciousness which allows its owner to transcend their humanity and enter into a heightened spiritual state - by Fletcher and the evil-intentioned Jaffe.
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"A powerful and fascinating write with a brilliant imagination."-- J.G. Ballard"Barker has an unparalleled talent for envisioning other worlds." -- "Washington Post Book World" "A cross between "Gravity's Rainbow" and J.R.R. Tolkein's "Lord of the Rings, " allusive and mythic, complex and entertaining. Extravagantly metaphorical, wildly symbolic." -- "New York Times" "Rich and absorbing...vivid...incisive and elegant." -- "Time" "[Clive Barker] is a mapmaker of the mind, charting the farthest reaches of the imagination...His ambition and audacity are unparalleled; we know that we are in the presence of a vision that is genuine, unique and lasting." -- "The Washington Times"About the Author:
Clive Barker is the bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years Mr. Barker has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books of Abarat, more than one hundred and twenty-five of which can be found within this volume.
Mr. Barker lives in California. He shares his house with seven dogs, three cockatiels, several undomesticated geckoes, an African gray parrot called Smokey, and a yellow-headed Amazon parrot called Malingo.
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Book Description 1990-04-26., 1990. Book Condition: New. Fontana Press. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 704pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1730374