Stone Junction

Stone Junction : Una Epopeya Alquimica

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Annalee Pearse is a pregnant 16-year-old placed in a corrective center run by nuns for failing to cooperate with authorities. It isn't long, however, before she rebels, breaking the jaw of one of the sisters with a powerful right punch and fleeing with her newborn son Daniel. Thus begins this modern odyssey of the search for knowledge and understanding, symbolized by a strange diamond sphere--supposedly the Philosopher's Stone--kept under guard by the U.S. government. Daniel Pearse, now an orphan taken in by the Alliance of Magicians and Outlaws, has to follow its trail by applying the lessons of his teachers in a world in which revenge, betrayal, revolution, hallucinogens, magic, and murder are par for the course. Deeply absorbing, the novel will make readers squirm with laughter at the same time as it exposes them to feelings of the most desolate sadness. This edition features a foreword by National Book Award-winning author Thomas Pynchon.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 538 pages
  • 132 x 201 x 25mm | 299g
  • Spain
  • Spanish
  • Second edition
  • 8492837187
  • 9788492837182
  • 814,186

Review Text

Tienes en tus manos una cuidada reedición de Introitus lapidis, libro publicado por Alpha Decay en octubre de 2007. Los editores relanzan bajo nuevo título (Stone Junction. Una epopeya alquímica) y en la colección Héroes Modernos el que consideran el mejor libro del catálogo para darle la difusión y la vida que merece una novela que pasó desapercibida en su momento. Encumbrada por un autor de la talla de Thomas Pynchon en el prólogo que acompaña a esta edición, Stone Junction es una Bildungsroman norteamericana que arranca con el derechazo propinado en la mandíbula a una monja. Es una odisea moderna sobre la búsqueda del conocimiento y de la comprensión, simbolizados por una extraña esfera de diamante, supuestamente la Piedra Filosofal, custodiada por el gobierno de Estados Unidos. Daniel Pearse, un huérfano acogido por la Alianza de Magos y Forajidos, debe seguirle la pista a través de las enseñanzas impartidas por sus maestros en un mundo en el que la venganza, la traición, la revolución, las sustancias químicas alucinógenas, la magia y el asesinato se imponen como norma. Absorbente a cada página, logra retorcerte de risa al tiempo que sumirte en la más desoladora tristeza. Una novela que, literalmente, cambia la vida de todo aquel que se asoma a sus páginas.
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About Jim Dodge

Jim Dodge is a novelist and poet and the director of the creative writing program in the English department at Humboldt State University. He is the author of "Fup" and "Not Fade Away." He lives in northern California. Thomas Pynchon is the National Book Award-winning author of "Gravity's Rainbow," as well as of the novels "The Crying of Lot 49," "Mason & Dixon," and "V."
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