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Flying to nowhere : a tale

Author: John Fuller
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1985, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At a desolate monastery off the coast of Wales, the pilgrims vanish one by one ... This mesmerizing tale is woven around two characters: Vane, an emissary sent by the bishop to investigate the disappearance of a number of pilgrims on their way to the island's miraculous well; and the abbot, who dissects cadavers in his determined search for the physical location of the human soul. But the mystery at the heart of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fuller, John.
Flying to nowhere.
New York : Penguin Books, 1985, ©1983
(OCoLC)644277959
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Fuller
ISBN: 0140080554 9780140080551
OCLC Number: 11785861
Awards: Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 1983
Winner of Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 1983
Description: 97 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: John Fuller.

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"At a desolate monastery off the coast of Wales, the pilgrims vanish one by one ... This mesmerizing tale is woven around two characters: Vane, an emissary sent by the bishop to investigate the disappearance of a number of pilgrims on their way to the island's miraculous well; and the abbot, who dissects cadavers in his determined search for the physical location of the human soul. But the mystery at the heart of this haunting novel has to do with much more than these two quests: as Vane searches obsessively for the pilgrims, he sees that the boundaries between body and soul, and between life and death, blur and mingle."--Back cover.

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