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Machine

Machine

(2008)
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A mind-bending fable of science, philosophy, art, history, and love. Fifty-five million years ago, during the early Eocene period, a sudden burst of lightning frightened a herd of small prehistoric horses. In the ensuing panic, one of the horses, a five-year-old mare no bigger than a fox terrier, fell into a lake and drowned. On June 23rd, 1975, in Austin, Texas, a drop of oil combusted in a car engine. This tiny explosion happened just as the Ford Pinto, driven by a one-armed hitchhiker named Jimmy, pulled into the parking lot of the Timber Creek Apartments, home to the young woman in the passenger seat, a twenty-two-year-old biology student named Clarissa Sanders. Machine is the story of the hidden connections between these two seemingly unrelated events. Omnivorous in its pursuit of knowledge - every single one of its eighty-eight pages a daring mixture of fact and fiction, science and art - this short novel relentlessly pursues one of life s great mysteries: where does Fate end and coincidence begin?

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Machine
Author(s): Peter Adolphsen
ISBN: 1-59692-287-7 / 978-1-59692-287-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacAdam/Cage
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April 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: Machine
Author(s): Peter Adolphsen
ISBN: 1-84655-103-X / 978-1-84655-103-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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