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    DescriptionNicholas Flood, an unassuming eighteenth-century London printer, specializes in novelty books -- books that nestle into one another, books comprised of one spare sentence, books that emit the sounds of crashing waves. When his work captures the attention of an eccentric Slovakian count, Flood is summoned to a faraway castle -- a moving labyrinth that embodies the count's obsession with puzzles -- where he is commissioned to create the infinite book, the ultimate never-ending story. Probing the nature of books, the human thirst for knowledge, and the pursuit of immortality, "Salamander" careens through myth and metaphor as Flood travels the globe in search of materials for the elusive book without end.


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    Title
    Salamander
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Wharton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 388
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743444156
    ISBN 10: 0743444159
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FV, FBA
    BIC E4L: HST
    Edition statement
    Original ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    Washington Square Press Inc.,N.Y.
    Publication date
    20 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Thomas Wharton's first novel, "Icefields, " won the Writers Guild of Alberta Best First Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize. It is available from Washington Square Press. Wharton lives in Edmonton, Canada, with his wife and children.
    Review quote
    "The Globe and Mail" (Toronto)"Salamander" leaves an exotic flavour in the mouth, and will reward its readers with the sense that they have been taken on a strange journey.