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The book from the sky : a novel

Author: Robert Kelly
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bridging the boundaries of science fiction and visionary literature, The Book from the Sky is Robert Kelly's evocative look at alien abduction, coming of age, and psychological drama. This is a novel about a literally divided self, as Billy, the book's protagonist, is captured by a group of mysterious aliens, who first take him to a cave and meticulously remove his "young pure smokeless lungs" and other internal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kelly
ISBN: 9781556437557 1556437552
OCLC Number: 215178141
Description: 247 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Robert Kelly.

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"Bridging the boundaries of science fiction and visionary literature, The Book from the Sky is Robert Kelly's evocative look at alien abduction, coming of age, and psychological drama. This is a novel about a literally divided self, as Billy, the book's protagonist, is captured by a group of mysterious aliens, who first take him to a cave and meticulously remove his "young pure smokeless lungs" and other internal organs and replace them with strange objects." "This work - echoing books by Robert Louis Stevenson and Dostoyevsky as well as Iris Murdoch, Robert Charles Wilson, and Jonathan Stroud - offers adventurous readers a "cabinet of wonders" not unlike the body of its beleaguered young hero. A legendary figure in the American poetry scene for half a century, Kelly here brings a lifetime's linguistic power and prowess to bear on the science fiction genre in a way that finesses new meaning from familiar themes."--BOOK JACKET.

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