Slippage

Slippage

Precariously Poised, Previously Uncollected Stories

Book - 1997
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Houghton
With Slippage, his most outrageous and wildly imaginative collection to date, Harlan Ellison celebrates the fortieth anniversary of his career (now in its forty-second year), confirming his position as "the dark prince of American letters" (as Pete Hamill put it). With characteristic fits of brilliance and irreverence, Ellison writes like an angel - or possibly a certifiable demon - crosscutting the political and humorous, the domestic and cosmic, and commingling ancient history, modern morality, and the surreal. Displayed here are the centerpiece showstopper "Mefisto in Onyx," a major, award-winning novella, in which a black mindreader pays a singular and terrifying call on a white serial killer on an Alabama death row; the tour de force "The Man Who Rowed Christopher Columbus Ashore," selected for The Best American Short Stories 1993; and "Keyboard," a sardonic commentary on our uneasy alliance with the toys of technology, based on a theme provided by Robin Williams. Introducing the

Baker & Taylor
Mingling ancient history, modern morality, and the surreal, a collection of stories includes an award-winning novella about a Black mind reader who pays a terrifying call on a white serial killer on Alabama's death row

Baker
& Taylor

Mingling ancient history, modern morality, and the surreal, a collection of stories includes an award-winning novella about a black mind reader who pays a terrifying call on a white serial killer on Alabama's death row.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997
ISBN: 9780395353417
0395353416
Branch Call Number: ELL SHORT STORIES
Characteristics: xxix, 303 p. : ill

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