The Gift of Fire and on the Head of a Pin

The Gift of Fire and on the Head of a Pin : Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion

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The Gift of Fire: Prometheus was punished by the gods for giving man the gift of fire - and setting humankind on its course of knowledge. For making men as powerful as gods, Prometheus was bound to a rock; every day his body was devoured by a giant eagle. But here, those chains cease, and Prometheus walks from that immortal prison into present-day South Central Los Angeles. On the Head of a Pin: Joshua and Ana are working at Jennings-Tremont Enterprises when they make an incredible discovery. JTE is developing advanced animatronics editing techniques to create movies indistinguishable from live action. But one night Joshua and Ana discover something lingering in the rendered entity that will lead them into an age beyond the reality they have come to know.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 22mm | 158.76g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765367971
  • 9780765367976
  • 1,443,853

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"One of this nation's finest writers." "--The Boston Globe""A writer whose work transcends category and qualifies as serious literature."--"Time""Mosley is one of the most humane, insightful, powerful prose stylists working today in any genre. He's also one of the most radical... Immerse yourself in the work of one of our national treasures."--"The Austin Chronicle""Walter Mosley delivers the goods...explosively distilled prose as powerful as homemade booze."--"Chicago Tribune "
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About Walter Mosley

WALTER MOSLEY is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than thirty-four critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in "The New York Times Magazine "and "The Nation." He is the winner of numerous awards including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.
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311 ratings
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4 39% (120)
3 31% (95)
2 14% (43)
1 1% (4)
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