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The Mercury Fountain

The Mercury Fountain

(2012)
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Set in a remote stretch of desert near the border of west Texas and Mexico at the turn of the twentieth century, this story follows the pursuits of Owen Scraperton as he struggles to establish Pristina, a utopian community based on mercury mining that aims to resolve the great questions of labor and race. As age, love, and experience cause Owen to modify his original vision, his fiercely idealistic daughter Victoria remains true to Pristina's founding principles - setting them up for a major conflict that captures the imagination of the entire town. The Mercury Fountain combines realistic modern writing with elements from American and Greco-Roman mythology, taking its cue from Mercury, the most slippery and mischievous of gods, who rules over science, commerce, eloquence, and thievery.

 
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Mercury Fountain
Author(s): Eliza Factor
ISBN: 1-61775-036-0 / 978-1-61775-036-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Mercury Fountain
Author(s): Eliza Factor
Publisher: Akashic Books
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