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Lanceheim

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The second book in Tim Davys's Mollisan Town quartet--following the critically-acclaimed Amberville--Lanceheim is a literary and psychological drama in which the trials and tribulations of stuffed animals Reuben Walrus and Wolf Diaz illuminate the moral and philosophical dilemmas of humans. If you enjoy the works of Chris Moore (You Suck, Fool), Neil Gaiman (Stardust, Coraline), Clifford Chase (Winkie), and Jasper Fforde (The Big Over Easy)--or classics novels such as Animal Farm and Watership Down--you'll love the unique brilliance of Lanceheim.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 371 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 30.48mm | 294.83g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061797448
  • 9780061797446
  • 990,058

Review quote

"[In Lanceheim] Davys ups the ante in Mollisan Town...and meditates on the nature of sin and redemption from an appealingly fresh perspective."--Kirkus Reviews
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Back cover copy

Famed composer Reuben Walrus is going deaf, even as he finishes up his greatest symphony. To stave off the encroaching silence, he embarks on an odyssey that will, hopefully, lead him to Maximilian, a fabled creature rumored to have miraculous healing powers. But exactly who--or what--is Maximilian? According to Wolf Diaz, Maximilian, unlike the other stuffed animals of Mollisan Town, did not arrive by green delivery truck. He cannot be identified as any particular species and is made from a material unlike any other with almost invisible seams. And, as he's matured, he's begun preaching odd parables, attracting a legion of followers hoping to learn from his teachings. But his acolytes aren't the only plush figures paying attention. The dark forces currently ruling Mollisan Town are listening as well--which has sent Maximilian into hiding. Now time is running out if Reuben hopes to find him before the sounds of his world fade out forever.

Through the complex lives of the stuffed animals living in the world he brilliantly introduced in Amberville, Tim Davys explores the hopes and fears, strengths and weaknesses defining humanity.
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Rating details

68 ratings
3.29 out of 5 stars
5 13% (9)
4 29% (20)
3 37% (25)
2 15% (10)
1 6% (4)
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