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Shutter Island

Lehane, Dennis; Rankin, Ian

ISBN 10: 187356760X / ISBN 13: 9781873567609
Editorial: Scorpion Press, Gladestry, 2003
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A. (New York, NY, Estados Unidos de America)

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Marbled paper, backed in bright royal blue calf, gilt-stamped lettering on spine. Number 59 from an edition limited to 95 copies, signed by Lehane on the limitation page. With an appreciation of Lehane by Ian Rankin. N° de ref. de la librería MR3396

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Título: Shutter Island

Editorial: Scorpion Press, Gladestry

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: Limited Edition.

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London: Scorpion Press, 2003. Limited/Numbered 1st Edition of 95 HC Copies, Signed on presentation page. Appreciation by Ian Rankin. Quarter leather cover w. marbled boards and transparent plastic dust jacket. ~ ~ From Publishers Weekly Lehane's new novel, his first since Mystic River, carries an ending so shocking yet so faithful to what has come before, that it will go down as one of the most aesthetically right resolutions ever written. But as anyone who has read him knows, Lehane, despite his mastery of the mechanics of suspense, is about much more than twists; here, he's in pursuit of the nature of self-knowledge and self-deception, and the ways in which both can be warped by violence and evil. In summer 1954, two U.S. marshals, protagonist Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, arrive on Shutter Island, not far from Boston, to investigate the disappearance of patient Rachel Solando from the prison/hospital for the criminally insane that dominates the island. The marshals' digging gets them nowhere fast as they learn of Rachel's apparently miraculous escape past locked doors and myriad guards, and as they encounter roadblocks and lies strewn across their path-most notably by the hospital's chief physician, the enigmatic J. Cawley-and pick up hints of illegal brain surgery performed at the hospital. Then, as a major hurricane bears down on the island, inciting a riot among the insane and cutting off all access to the mainland, they begin to fear for their lives. All of the characters-particularly Teddy, haunted by the tragic death of his wife-are wonderful creations, but no more wonderful than the spot-on dialogue with which Lehane brings them to life. There are mysteries within mysteries in this novel, some as obvious as the numerical codes that the missing patient leaves behind and which Teddy, a code breaker in WWII, must solve; some as deep as the most profound fears of the human heart. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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