Prisoner's Dilemma
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Prisoner's Dilemma

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Something is wrong with Eddie Hobson Sr., father of four, sometime history teacher, quiz master, black humorist and virtuoso invalid. His recurring fainting spells have worsened, and with his ingrained aversion to doctors, his worried family tries to discover the nature of his sickness. Meanwhile, in private, Eddie puts the finishing touches on a secret project he calls Hobbstown, a place that he promises will save him, the world and everything that's in it.

A dazzling novel of compassion and imagination, "Prisoner's Dilemma" is a story of the power of invalid experience.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 24mm | 299.37g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060977086
  • 9780060977085
  • 820,042

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Something is wrong with Eddie Hobson, Sr., father of four, sometime history teacher, quizmaster, black humorist, and virtuoso invalid. His recurring fainting spells have worsened, and with his ingrained aversion to doctors, his worried family tries to discover the nature of his sickness.
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"We happily pitch ourselves into Scobie Malone's wonderful adventures in Aussie-land...real thrills and surprising laughs."--"New York Times"When the ruminants and lucre-chasers are growing lichen on library shelves, Jon Cleary will continue to be read."--"Los Angeles Times"The Malone stories come alive through their setting...Cleary's writing is seamless and his plots imaginative and mature."--"Miami Herald"Enough plot twists and conspiracy-making ingredients to satisfy the most demanding aficionado of the genre."--"Irish Times"The business of a novelist is to tell a story. Jon Cleary has that talent in abundance."--"Sunday Express
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Rating details

541 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 29% (155)
4 40% (219)
3 22% (121)
2 6% (35)
1 2% (11)
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