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Salvage and Demolition

Salvage and Demolition

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by Tim Powers, J. K. Potter (Illustrator)

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Publishers Weekly
A rare book dealer and a forgotten beat poet save the world in this charming time-travel tale from liminal fantasist Powers (Hide Me Among the Graves). As far as Richard Blanzac is concerned, the mysterious poetry manuscript he's found in a beatup cardboard box of junk once owned by San Francisco poet Sophia Greenwald is probably not worth much—but if it's not, why are people suddenly desperate to get it? Then he finds that reading just a couple of lines is enough to send him back in time to 1957 San Francisco, where a bizarre cult is hoping to use the poem to achieve "non-existence." Like much of Powers' work, this time-hopping novella is a "secret history," deftly set into the spaces between real historical events. Powers skillfully weaves intrigue, romance, and the possible end of the world into this twisty tale of the strangeness hidden behind the mundane. Agent: Russell Galen, Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency. (Feb.)

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Subterranean Press
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5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Powers (b. 1952) is an American science fiction and fantasy author. Many of his fantasy novels are centered around historical events with fantastical elements added. He is a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award for Last Call and Declare. His 1988 book On Stranger Tides was the inspiration for both the video game Monkey Island and the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.

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Salvage and Demolition 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the book i would normally pick to read on a sick night, but appropriately eclectic. Engrossing from first word to last, with a ironically charming grapper at the last .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful little book that keeps you thinking about when is it?