Earliest 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. Code of 02780 on back cover of dj, bound in charcoal gray boards with a black spine, silver lettering. . 344 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to the pages, crinkling to edges of the dj.) .ISBN # 0-312-85272x
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