Early book club edition. A hard to find hardcover copy of Gould's highly praised first novel. One review described it as 'combining revenge, growing up, lonely superman and abuse-of-power motifs centered on a classic science-fiction theme: teleportation. An exceptionally well-organized debut, with thoughtful ideas, a controlled plot, and characters - particularly the young protagonist - portrayed with insight and compassion.' Basis - rather loosely (the book is much better) for the film of the same name. 344 pp. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages, light edgewear to the dj.) Early hardcover are uncommon in any edition (this is the somewhat later book club edition with the code of 1178377, gilt lettering on the spine.) Dust jacket by Romas. .ISBN # 0-312-85272x
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