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Author Abrams, J. J. (Jeffrey Jacob), 1966-

Title S. / J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst.

Publication Info. New York : Winged Shoes Press, 1949.
New York, NY : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Co., Hachette Book Group, [2013?]
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F ABRAMS    IN TRANSIT +1 HOLD
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F ABRAMS    TRACE
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Description xiv, 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 22 items
Note Marginalia printed in various colors.
Summary One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire. A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey. The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world's greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him. The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they're willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears. Between the pages, online, and in the real world, evidence of their interaction, ephemera that brings this tale vividly to life. S., conceived by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst, is the chronicle of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don't understand, and it is also Abrams and Dorst's love letter to the written word.
Subject Books and reading -- Fiction.
Authors and readers -- Fiction.
Strangers -- Fiction.
Books -- Provenance -- Fiction.
Lost articles -- Fiction.
Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
Marginalia -- Specimens -- Fiction.
Genre Sea stories.
Psychological fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
Love stories.
Added Author Dorst, Doug, author.
Straka, V.M. Ship of Theseus.
Added Title Ship of Theseus
ISBN 9780316201643
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