An Exaltation of Larks

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Jesse is the kind of callow, sly college man who has it all. he's editor of the student newspaper, enormously popular with the female students, breezing through with terrific grade. But he's oblivious to the fragile balance of life, until something unutterly strange strips way the surface clam of his existence and exposes a universe that proves uncontrollable and endlessly mutable.

For Jesse has become the focus of conspiracy of creatures from beyond the end of time to re-create...

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Overview

Jesse is the kind of callow, sly college man who has it all. he's editor of the student newspaper, enormously popular with the female students, breezing through with terrific grade. But he's oblivious to the fragile balance of life, until something unutterly strange strips way the surface clam of his existence and exposes a universe that proves uncontrollable and endlessly mutable.

For Jesse has become the focus of conspiracy of creatures from beyond the end of time to re-create our universe anew. Blinded by sex and greed, Jesse can't see the terrible flaw in their vast plan...until a wonderful woman names Sully comes into his life and turns everything right side up.

The result is a wild, erotic joyride, a no-holds-barred tour de force, and, finally a novel of sublime grace and beauty, a testament to the transcendent power of love.

Sully and Jesse are the key players in a drama that begins on a small college campus where a major faculty scandal is about to break--and stretches them to the limits of space and time. With formidable skill, Reed draws the reader into an intense adventure, the stakes of which are exceeded only by the profound emotional impact of the tale.

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"A beautifully told story of romance at the edge of time."--West Coast Review of Books

"An Exaltation of Larks is a splendid macroscopic and microscopic novel, the kind of cosmic-idea science fiction we readers lust for but seldom get."--Philip Jose Farmer

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Although it begins on a normal-seeming college campus, Reed's latest following Beyond the Veil of Stars expands to cover a setting and theme as grand as all the permutations of the galaxy. The plot concerns Jesse Aylesworth, the sexually voracious editor of a college newspaper, whose life of seduction and muckraking is interrupted by the appearance of a strange Indian/Turtle who explains that he has come to offer the gift of eternal life to a select group of vertebrates. His group plans to release humanity from the prison of mortality by turning the universe into an infinite loop in which all possible pasts and futures can occur. The only catch is the unidentified traitor at Jesse's college, someone who wants to pervert the immortals' plans for indubitably heinous reasons. Despite the fact that Jesse's shallow attitudes toward sex aren't fully explained until the book's finale, the book rides far on the strength of Reed's virtuosic, amusingly surreal images of his brave, new, infinitely variable world. And, in an appealingly modest manner, it comes back to earth and an acceptance of the reality we know. Dec.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312858872
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/15/1998
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Reed is the author of Marrow and ten other high-concept science fiction novels. A multiple finalist for the Hugo Award, he has had many stories published in major SF magazines, and reprinted in "year's best" anthologies. He lives with his family in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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