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A MASK FOR THE GENERAL

Goldstein, Lisa

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ISBN 10: 055305239X / ISBN 13: 9780553052398
Editore: Bantam Books/Spectra, New York, 1987
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Signed by Goldstein on the title page. "This is a subtle, but moving novel, lacking much in the way of action, but making up for it with fine writing." Barron; Anatomy of Wonder 4, 4-187. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket, Codice inventario libreria 32823

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Titolo: A MASK FOR THE GENERAL

Casa editrice: Bantam Books/Spectra, New York

Data di pubblicazione: 1987

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

autografato: Signed

Edizione: First edition, first printing

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First edition bound in purple cloth and boards. The book is in near fine condition. Soiling to the upper page block. The dust jacket is in VG condition. Chips at the lower edge of the front panel. Chips to the outer corners. Rubbing along the head of the spine.

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The General took over leadership of the United States at the time of the Collapse. In 2021, food is still rationed, movement within the country is curtailed and political strictures are so tight that rehabilitation centers are burgeoning. In California, a group of dissidents has collected in tribes, adopting Indian animism customs, one of which involves discovering their animal spirits and wearing identifying masks. Seventeen-year-old Mary has moved from Stockton to Berkeley in search of a maskmaker to tell her what animal she is and to make her a mask. Shortly after arriving she meets the famed Layla and her group of friends, all of whom are subversive in different ways and to different degrees. Mary is honored when Layla wants to take her on as her apprentice but, because she is an epileptic, fears entering the trances required of a maskmaker. Layla makes a crow mask for the General (so he might find his soul), precipitating the action that allows Mary to find her own path while remaining faithful both to Layla and herself. Echoing other ominous futuristic tales, Goldstein's new novel (The Red Magician and Dream Years) is neither very original nor chilling.
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