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Familiar : One Rainy Day in May (Vol 1) (Paperback) (Mark Z. Danielewski)

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NATIONAL BEST SELLER From the author of the internationalbest seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominatedOnly Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting.The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted.(With full-color illustrations throughout.)

From the universally acclaimed, genre-busting author of House of Leaves comes a new book as dazzling as it is riveting . . . A page-turner from start to finish, ranging from Southeast Asia to Mexico to Venice, Italy, and Venice, California, with characters as diverse as a therapist-in-training whose daughters prove far more complex than her patients, an ambitious East-L.A. gang member hired for violence, two scientists on the run in Marfa, Texas, a recovering addict in Singapore summoned by a powerful but desperate billionaire, a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine just might augur far more than he suspects, and at the very heart a 12-year-old girl who one rainy day in May sets out from Echo Park to get a dog only to find something else . . .something that will not only alter her life but threaten the world we all think we know and the future we take for granted.
Number of Pages: 839
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Volume number: 1
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Language: English
Street Date: May 12, 2015
TCIN: 16985656
UPC: 9780375714948
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-9490
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