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The Journal of Nicholas the American

(1986)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
The Journal of Nicholas the American tells the story of college student Nicholas Dal - a tele-empath who experiences the emotions of other people. In company, he can only feel what those around him feel, and too-powerful emotion can induce seizures, so he must live in semi-drunken solitude simply to stay sane.

In the past the family talent, or curse, has led to insanity, persecution and murder, and the Dals even fled Russia to escape its deadly legacy. But now a psychiatrist is on Nicholas's tail and his feelings for a fellow student in his history class, and her dying mother Susanne, threaten to break through his isolation. Will he risk his love, his sanity and his life to be with Susanne on her journey past the edge of existence?


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Hardback Editions

December 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Journal of Nicholas the American
Author(s): Leigh Kennedy
ISBN: 0-224-02349-7 / 978-0-224-02349-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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1986 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The journal of Nicholas the American
Author(s): Leigh Kennedy
ISBN: 0-7725-1622-7 / 978-0-7725-1622-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Irwin
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1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: The journal of Nicholas the American
Author(s): Leigh Kennedy
ISBN: 0-87113-108-0 / 978-0-87113-108-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Journal of Nicholas the American
Author(s): Leigh Kennedy
ISBN: 1-903468-11-6 / 978-1-903468-11-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Big Engine
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April 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Journal of Nicholas the American
Author(s): Leigh Kennedy
ISBN: 0-312-90974-8 / 978-0-312-90974-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Saint Martin's Press, Incorporated
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Journal of Nicholas the American
Author(s): Leigh Kennedy
Publisher: Gateway
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Journal of Nicholas the American (Gateway Essentials)
Author(s): Leigh Kennedy
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK