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Lullaby by  Chuck Palahniuk - First edition - 2002 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 000010647)

Lullaby

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Lullaby

by Palahniuk, Chuck

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New York: Doubleday (2002), 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo. [10], 260, [2] pp. Quarter green paper over black paper boards with green lettering and a decoration in green on the front board, black lettering on the spine. Price of $24.95 on front flap of dust jacket.

Synopsis

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Choke and the cult classic Fight Club, a cunningly plotted novel about the ultimate verbal weapon, one that reinvents the apocalyptic thriller for our times.Carl Streator is a solitary widower and a fortyish newspaper reporter who is assigned to do a series of articles on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In the course of this investigation he discovers an ominous thread: the presence at the death scenes of the anthology Poems and Rhymes Around the World, all opened to the page where there appears an African chant, or "culling song." This song turns out to be lethal when spoken or even thought in anyone's direction--and once it lodges in Streator's brain he finds himself becoming an involuntary serial killer. So he teams up with a real estate broker, one Helen Hoover Boyle--who specializes in selling haunted (or "distressed") houses (wonderfully high turnover), and who lost a child to the culling song years before--for a cross-country odyssey to remove all copies of the book from libraries, lest this deadly verbal virus spread and wipe out human life. Accompanying them on this road trip are Helen's assistant, Mona Sabbat, an exquisitely earnest Wiccan, and her sardonic ecoterrorist boyfriend Oyster, who is running a scam involving fake liability claims and business blackmail. Welcome to the new nuclear family.On one level, Lullaby is a chillingly pertinent parable about the dangers of psychic infection and control in an era of wildly overproliferated information: "Imagine a plague you catch through your ears . . . imagine an idea that occupies your mind like a city." But it is also a tightly wound thriller with an intriguing premise and a suspenseful plot full of surprising twists and turns. Finally, because it is a Chuck Palahniuk novel, it is a blackly comic tour de force that reinforces his stature as our funniest nihilist and a contemporary seer.From the Hardcover edition.

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book dealer
Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
000010647
Title
Lullaby
Author
Palahniuk, Chuck
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday (2002)
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2002

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About Evening Star Books

We buy and sell rare and fine books in many fields. Our interests include philosophy, modern first editions, and works of historical or intellectual interest. In addition to bookselling, we regularly do valuations and appraisals for non-IRS purposes. Evening Star Books is a Limited Liability Company.

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