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Balloonist, The Paperback – 6 Oct 2011

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Galileo Publishing; UK ed. edition (6 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903385105
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903385104
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 655,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'I'd like to see my favourite little-known author, the American MacDonald Harris, get a boost with an award for his The Balloonist of 1977. Steampunk crossed with Proust, almost. Ironic, funny, tragic, sexy, and written in the most beautifully intelligent prose. Well worth a prize.' --Folio Prize (5 July)

Wonderful entertainment in the very best Jules Verne tradition. --Publisher's Weekly

About the Author

MacDonald Harris was the pseudonym of Donald Heiney. He wrote 16 novels and 1 book on sailing (he was in the US Navy during WW2) and lived for most of his life in Newport, California. In 1982 he received a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for his entire body of work. He died in 1993 aged 71.


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