The Great Wash (original U.S. title: The Secret Masters) (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

The Great Wash (original U.S. title: The Secret Masters) (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

by Gerald Kersh

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Overview

"An extravaganza . . . fertile invention and forceful style . . . Mr. Kersh's many admirers will undoubtedly devour this highly flavoured hotch-potch with avidity." - Julian Maclaren-Ross, Sunday Times



"[F]irst-rate Kersh, richly peopled with the odd bit roles he sketches so well and written with style and individuality." - Anthony Boucher, New York Herald Tribune



"Sometimes funny, sometimes nightmarish, always first-class entertainment." -
Basil Davenport, New York Times



Journalist George Oaks and his friend Albert Kemp, a mystery novelist, are on their way to meet their friend, the celebrated philosopher Dr. Monacelli. But when a clerical mix-up leads to their meeting the American gangster Monty Cello instead, Oaks and Kemp quickly find themselves caught up in a bizarre and dangerous plot involving a murdered reporter, a missing scientist, and a group of powerful madmen with a plan to destroy the world as we know it. It's a race against time as Oaks and Kemp must infiltrate the villains' stronghold and save humanity before it's too late!



Equal parts hard-boiled crime novel and apocalyptic science fiction tale, The Great Wash (1953) is one of the most exciting novels by Gerald Kersh (1911-1968), who is best known for his classics Night and the City (1938) and Fowlers End (1957). Fowlers End and four volumes of Kersh's strange and brilliant short fiction are also available from Valancourt.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941147658
Publisher: Valancourt Books
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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