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A wild goose chase through a remarkably unusual world, The Conversions invites both reader and protagonist to participate in a quest for answers to an elusive game.

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At a dinner party hosted by a wealthy New Yorker, a guest receives a gold adze, the coveted prize in a worm race. When the man dies the next day, he bequeaths, according to a stipulation in his will, the bulk of his fortune to the adze's possessor, provided he answer three mysterious questions relating to the artifact's history. In his search the owner encounters a menagerie of eccentric personalities: an ancient revolutionary in a Parisian prison, a ludicrous pair of gibberish-speaking brothers, and customs officials who spend their time reading contraband materials. He soon finds himself immersed in the centuries-long history of a persecuted religious sect and in an odyssey that begins in a forgotten fog-covered town in Scotland and ends on the ocean floor off the coast of an uncharted French island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564781666
Author:
Mathews, Harry
Author:
Matthews, Harry
Author:
Mathews, Harry
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Location:
Normal, IL :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Riddles
Subject:
Eccentrics and eccentricities
Subject:
Secret societies
Subject:
Riddles -- Fiction.
Subject:
Code and cipher stories.
Subject:
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1st Dalkey Archive ed.
Series:
American Literature Series
Series Volume:
no. 6750
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.51x5.50x.59 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , At a dinner party hosted by a wealthy New Yorker, a guest receives a gold adze, the coveted prize in a worm race. When the man dies the next day, he bequeaths, according to a stipulation in his will, the bulk of his fortune to the adze's possessor, provided he answer three mysterious questions relating to the artifact's history. In his search the owner encounters a menagerie of eccentric personalities: an ancient revolutionary in a Parisian prison, a ludicrous pair of gibberish-speaking brothers, and customs officials who spend their time reading contraband materials. He soon finds himself immersed in the centuries-long history of a persecuted religious sect and in an odyssey that begins in a forgotten fog-covered town in Scotland and ends on the ocean floor off the coast of an uncharted French island.
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