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A hero with Huck Finnâ€™s heart and charm, lighting by El Greco and jokes by Punch and Judy. Russell Hoban has brought off an extraordinary feat of imagination and style. The conviction and consistency are total. Publication date: 9/1/1998Format: paper 256 pages,5.5 x 8.5 $13.99Russell Hoban (1925-2011) is the author of numerous childrenâ€™s books, including The Mouse and His Child. Other adult novels include The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz, Kleinzeit, Turtle Diary, and Pilgermann. , Summer 2008 $18.00 Riddley WalkerNow in a New Edition!Expanded EditionRussell HobanDistribution: U.S. and Canadaâ€œThis is what literature is meant to be.â€ â€”Anthony Burgessâ€œRussell Hoban has brought off an extraordinary feat of imagination and style. . . . The conviction and consistency are total. Funny, terrible, haunting and unsettling, this book is a masterpiece.â€ â€”Anthony Thwaite, Observerâ€œExtraordinary . . . Suffused with melancholy and wonder, beautifully written, Riddley Walker is a novel that people will be reading for a long, long time.â€ â€”Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book Worldâ€œStunning, delicious, designed to prevent the modern reader from becoming stupid.â€ â€”John Leonard, The New York Timesâ€œHighly enjoyable . . . An intriguing plot . . . Ferociously inventive.â€ â€”Walter Clemons, Newsweekâ€œAstounding . . . Hobanâ€™s soaring flight of imagination is that golden rarity, a dazzlingly realized work of genius.â€ â€”Jane Clapperton, Cosmopolitanâ€œAn imaginative intensity that is rare in contemporary fiction.â€™ â€”Paul Gray, Time"Russell Hoban's 'Riddley Walker' is that rare novel that can be loved by doomster geeks and literary readers alike. It's narrated in a language burnt to its rudiments by nuclear holocaust and revived into new forms by survivors in England who live as hunters, and who believe in a past that's half history, half myth." â€”Michael Helm, NuvoFictionRiddley WalkerBarnes & NobleEuropeLiterature and Literary Studies