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Summary: "A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey. The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world's greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him. The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they're willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears."--Slipcase.

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  • ISBN: 9780316201643
  • ISBN: 0316201642
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + Konfidentiell letter (2 leaves) [insert between p. viii-ix] + Pollard State University : VMS accused of... (1 leaf) [insert between p. 10-11] + Xerox copy of journal article (1 leaf) [insert between p. 20-21] + Newspaper clipping (2 p.) [insert between p. 32 -33] + Telegram (2 leaves) [insert between p. 54-55] + 1 newspaper clipping/memo (1 leaf) [insert between p. 68-69] + Letter from Desjardins (1 leaf) [insert between p. 86-87] + Letter from Jen (4 p.) [insert between p. 100-101] + 1 Brazil postcard [insert between p. 112-113] + 1 photograph of stone wall [insert between p. 130-131] + 1 Birds of Brazil postcard [insert between p.178-179] + 1 postcard of palms [insert between p.190-191] + 1 postcard of a beach [insert between p. 192-193] + 1 Pictorial Brazil postcard (20 April near Marau) [insert between p. 200-201] + So... My Uncle Zeke (5 p.) [insert between p. 202-203] + 1 photograph of woman [insert between p. 242-243] + 1 newspaper clipping within 1 greeting card [insert between p. 256-257] + 1 map on napkin [insert between p. 306-307] + 1 in memoriam card [insert between p. 360-361] + Letter from J (4 p.) [insert between p. 376-377] + Letter from Esmerlinda Pega (1 leaf) [insert between p. 416-417] + 1 decoder wheel [insert between end leaf and p. 3 of cover].
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group, [2013]
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 2 / 5.0

Contents / Notes

General Note: Issued in slipcase.
Title and statement of responsibility from slipcase.
"Bad robot Melcher media."--Spine of box.
Title page and cover title: Ship of Theseus / V. M. Straka. Imprint on title page: Winged Shoes Press, New York, 1949. Title page and page [3] of cover printed with "stamps" of Laguna Verde High School Library; spine includes a Dewey call number label.
Includes 22 items purporting to be documents concerning the "author," V. M. Straka, and his "translator," F. X. Caldeira from the Straka Arkiv; decoding wheel, letters, postcards and notes by the "readers," Jennifer and Eric; and other related materials.
Marginalia printed in various colors.
Formatted Contents Note: Ship of Theseus / V.M. Straka.
Subject: Books and reading Fiction
Authors and readers Fiction
Strangers Fiction
Books Provenance Fiction
Marginalia Specimens
Imaginary books and libraries Specimens
Sea stories
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
Love stories.
Sea stories.

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