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S. / conceived by J.J. Abrams ; written by Doug Dorst.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780316201643
  • ISBN: 0316201642
  • Description: xiv, 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + Konfidentiell letter (2 leaves), [insert between p. viii-ix] ; Pollard State University : VMS accused of... ( 1 leaf), [insert between p. 10-11] ; Xerox copy of journal article (1 leaf), [insert between p. 20-21] ; Newspaper clipping (2 p.), [insert between p. 32 -33] ; Telegram (2 leaves), [insert between p. 54-55] ; 1 Newspaper clipping/memo (1 leaf), [insert between p. 68-69] ; Letter from Desjardins (1 leaf), [insert between p. 86-87] ; Letter from Jen (4 p.), [insert between p. 100-101] ; 1 Brazil postcard [insert between p. 112-113] ; 1 photograph of stone wall [insert between p. 130-131] ; 1 Birds of Brazil postcard [insert between p.178-179] ; 1 Postcard of palms [insert between p.190-191] ; 1 Postcard of a beach [insert between p. 192-193] ; 1 Postcard 'Pictorial Brazil' (20 April near Marau) [insert between p. 200-201] ; So... My Uncle Zeke (5 p. on yellow, legal paper), [insert between p. 202-203] ; 1 photograph of woman [insert between p. 242-243] ; 1 newspaper clipping within 1 greeting card [insert between p. 256-257] ; 1 map on napkin [insert between p. 306-307] ; 1 In memoriam card [insert between p. 360-361] ; Letter from J [4 p.], [insert between p. 376-377] ; Letter from Esmerlinda Pega (1 leaf), [insert between p. 416-417] ; 1 decoder wheel [insert between end leaf and p. 3 of cover].
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group, [2013]

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Current holds

1 current hold with 13 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Fiction FICTION/ Abrams (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main On Order On Order 100113 (Text to phone) In process -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult New Books NEW FIC/Straka (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Fiction Fiction / Abrams, J. (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Fiction FICTION ABRAMS, J. J. 2013 (Text to phone) On holds shelf -
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) Fiction Abrams (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Quick Picks Table (Lobby) Quick Pick Fiction (Text to phone) Available -
Middlesex - Lowell Campus Best Sellers B&T PS3601.B7365 S12 2013 [MCC only] (Text to phone) Checked out 09/07/2014
Peabody Main NYT Bestseller NEW Fiction/ Dorst (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Fiction FIC/ ABRAMS (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: Issued in slipcase.
Title and statement of responsibility from slipcase.
Title page and cover title: Ship of Theseus / V. M. Straka. Imprint on title page: Winged Shoes Press, New York, 1949. Title page and page [3] of cover printed with "stamps" of Laguna Verde High School Library; spine includes a Dewey call number label.
Includes 22 items purporting to be documents concerning the "author," V. M. Straka, and his "translator," F. X. Caldeira from the Straka Arkiv; decoding wheel, letters, postcards and notes by the "readers," Jennifer and Eric; and other related materials.
Marginalia printed in various colors.
Contents Note: Ship of Theseus / V.M. Straka.
Summary: "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."--Slipcase.
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.
Dorst, Doug, author. (Added Author).

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Alternate Title: Title page and cover title: Ship of Theseus
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