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Darkly surreal cult novel about a modern-day Alice alone in the Texan wilderness - now a major movie Moving from Los Angeles to rural Texas with her junkie father after her mother's death, Jeliza-Rose drifts from the harsh reality of her childhood into a new life. Escaping into the fantasies of her own over-active imagination she discovers fireflies with names, bog men who awaken at dusk, and monster sharks swimming down railroad tracks. Her collection of disembodied Barbie heads share in her adventures along with her real friend Dickens. Set in a landscape populated with singular characters and stark imagery, TIDELAND illuminates those moments when the fantastic emerges from seemingly common occurrences and lives - and a lonely child discovers magic and danger behind even the most mundane of events.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 8mm | 159g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752882198
  • 9780752882192
  • 673,987

About Mitch Cullin

Mitch Cullin was born in 1968 in New Mexico. He is the author of four novels: Whompyjawed (1999), Branches (2000), Tideland (2000), a film of which is now in production directed by Terry Gilliam, and The Cosmology of Being (2001). He has been the recipient of many awards and honours, including a Dodge Jones Foundation grant and a poetry fellowship from The Arizona Commission of the Arts.show more

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686 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 27% (183)
4 35% (238)
3 25% (172)
2 8% (58)
1 5% (35)
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