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A Description of the Blazing World.

Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher: Calgary : Freehand Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After Morgan Wells's wife leaves him, a postcard from France arrives. It is addressed to a Morgan Wellsbut not the Morgan Wells who receives it. Desperate to be led out of his despair, Morgan decides to read the postcard as a sign and embark upon a surreal journey to find, observe, and meet the other Morgan Wellses in the city of Toronto. On the day that a 2003 citywide power outage submerges Toronto in darkness, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: General fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Murphy, Michael.
A Description of the Blazing World.
Calgary : Freehand Books, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Murphy
ISBN: 9781770480353 1770480358
OCLC Number: 982019603
Description: 1 online resource (236 pages)
Contents: Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 175; Pages:176 to 200; Pages:201 to 225; Pages:226 to 236.
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After Morgan Wells's wife leaves him, a postcard from France arrives. It is addressed to a Morgan Wellsbut not the Morgan Wells who receives it. Desperate to be led out of his despair, Morgan decides to read the postcard as a sign and embark upon a surreal journey to find, observe, and meet the other Morgan Wellses in the city of Toronto. On the day that a 2003 citywide power outage submerges Toronto in darkness, a teenage boy finds a missive of his own: a copy of Margaret Cavendish's The Blazing-World, one of the first science fiction novels ever written. The boy, obsessed with the Choose Your Own Adventure series, interprets the coincidence of finding the book during the blackout as a premonition, and begins looking for proof that the end of the world is near. A Description of the Blazing World interlaces two narratives in a novel about the city in the new millennium: a crowded space that incubates signs of an apocalypse that never quite materializes. But it is this very threat of imminent dangerthat everything could go up in blazesthat drives a reclusive man and a lonely boy to search for their respective revelations.

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