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Enigmatic Pilot: A Tall Tale Too True

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Enigmatic Pilot is Kris Saknussemm's outrageously brilliant yet profoundly moving exploration and excavation of the American dream--and nightmare.

In 1844, in a still-young America, the first intimations of civil war are stirring throughout the land. In Zanesville, Ohio, the Sitturd family--Hephaestus, a clubfooted inventor; his wife, Rapture, a Creole from the Sea Islands; and their prodigiously gifted six-year-old son, Lloyd, whose libido is as precocious as his intellect--are forced to flee the only home they have ever known for an uncertain future in Texas, whence Hephaestus's half-brother, Micah, has sent them a mysterious invitation, promising riches and wonders too amazing to be entrusted to paper.

Thus begins one of the most incredible American journeys since Huck Finn and Jim first pushed their raft into the Mississippi. Along the way, Lloyd will learn the intricacies of poker and murder, solve the problem of manned flight, find--and lose--true love, and become swept up in an ancient struggle between two secret societies whose arcane dispute has shaped the world's past and threatens to reshape its future. Each side wants to use Lloyd against the other, but Lloyd has his own ideas--and access to an occult technology as powerful as his imagination.

Synopsis:

The award-winning author of Private Midnight presents a fantastical reimagining of 19th-century American history that augments key events with darkly satirical imagery. Original.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345519023
Subtitle:
A Tall Tale Too True
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Saknussemm, Kris
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110322
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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"Synopsis" by , The award-winning author of Private Midnight presents a fantastical reimagining of 19th-century American history that augments key events with darkly satirical imagery. Original.
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