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    DescriptionOne book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire. A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. The book: "Ship of Theseus," the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey. The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world's greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him. The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they're willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears. "S.," conceived by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst, is the chronicle of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don't understand, and it is also Abrams and Dorst's love letter to the written word.


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    Title
    S.
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J.J Abrams, By (author) Doug Dorst
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 472
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 1,070 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316201643
    ISBN 10: 0316201642
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FJ
    BIC E4L: THR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FR, FF, FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11200
    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    B&T General Subject: 550
    Ingram Subject Code: FT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 61
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.6
    Libri: I-FT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 36
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 703
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000, FIC022000, FIC002000, FIC019000, FIC030000, FIC047000, FIC027110
    LC classification: PS3601.B7365 S12 2013
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Mulholland Books
    Imprint name
    Mulholland Books
    Publication date
    29 October 2013
    Author Information
    Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker J.J. Abrams has produced, directed, or written films and television shows including Fringe, Lost, Alias, Felicity, Star Trek, Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible, and more. Doug Dorst teaches writing at Texas State University-San Marcos. He is the author of the PEN/Hemingway-nominated novel Alive in Necropolis and the collection The Surf Guru. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, Ploughshares, Epoch, and elsewhere. Dorst is also a three-time Jeopardy! champion.
    Review quote
    ""S. "is gorgeous, a masterpiece of verisimilitude. . . . The book's spiritual cousin is A.S. Byatt's "Possession". . . . The brilliance of "S." is less in its showy exterior than the intimate and ingeniously visual way it shows how others' words become pathways to our lives and relationships." --"Washington Post"