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Perfect Circle

Perfect Circle

(2004)
(Firecracker)
A novel by

 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)

"Sean Stewart definitely follows his own drummer."
Ursula K Le Guin


"Stephen King meets Ibsen. Trust me."
Neal Stephenson


Publisher's Weekly
Ghosts are like homeless people, we are told by DK "Dead" Kennedy, the hero of World Fantasy Award winner Stewart's latest blend of magical realism and Texas regionalism: most of us look away, but he can't. This ability to see the other side complicates life tremendously (he can't drive because at night ghosts look just like the living, and he's wrecked cars avoiding them), especially when a distant cousin hires him to exorcise the ghost of a girl the cousin murdered. Part of the novel deals with DK's offbeat career as an alternative exorcist, but what Stewart seems really to focus on is how these abilities now threaten his relationships with family, both immediate and extended. DK still loves his ex-wife and is active in the life of his daughter, but comes to realize that he's like a ghost in their lives: "Not all ghosts are dead, but all are hungry." Stewart's compelling account of how DK comes to grips with his ghosts, both actual and metaphorical, is alternately poignant and hilarious, with some genuinely creepy moments and one or two powerful jolts. This compelling story is a genre title with strong potential for crossing over into the mainstream. Agent, Martha Millard. Forecast: A blurb from Neal Stephenson will help alert his fans. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.



 
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Used availability for Sean Stewart's Perfect Circle


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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Perfect Circle
Author(s): Sean Stewart
ISBN: 1-4352-9067-4 / 978-1-4352-9067-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-29
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June 2004 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Perfect Circle
Author(s): Sean Stewart
ISBN: 1-931520-07-0 / 978-1-931520-07-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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April 2005 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Firecracker
Author(s): Sean Stewart
ISBN: 0-297-84826-7 / 978-0-297-84826-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Firecracker
Author(s): Sean Stewart
ISBN: 0-7538-2059-5 / 978-0-7538-2059-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Perfect Circle
Author(s): Sean Stewart
ISBN: 1-931520-11-9 / 978-1-931520-11-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2004 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Perfect Circle
Author(s): Sean Stewart
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Availability: Amazon   


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