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. SIGNED on the title page. 344 pp. Very near fine in a like dust jacket. These early hardcovers are uncommon in any edition. Dust jacket by Romas with the same point as on the first edition. Code of 1178377 on back cover of dj, bound in charcoal gray boards with gilt lettering on the spine. .ISBN # 0-312-85272x
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