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Palimpsest / Catherynne M. Valente.

By: Valente, Catherynne M, 1979-.
Series: Bantam spectra book: Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bantam Books, 2009Description: 367 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780553385762 (pbk.); 0553385763 (pbk.).Subject(s): Locksmiths -- Fiction | Bookbinders -- Fiction | Girls -- Fiction | Beekeepers -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: "Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse -- a voyage permitted only to those who've always believed there's another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night." To this erotic and fantastic kingdom come Oleg, a New York locksmith; a beekeper, November; Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a Japanese woman named Sei, each of whom has lost something important in their lives. -- Publisher info.
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"Enter a city where everything - and everyone - is more than it seems ... " -- Cover, p.1.

"Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse -- a voyage permitted only to those who've always believed there's another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night." To this erotic and fantastic kingdom come Oleg, a New York locksmith; a beekeper, November; Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a Japanese woman named Sei, each of whom has lost something important in their lives. -- Publisher info.

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