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Palimpsest

(2009)
A novel by

 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book (nominee)
In the Cities of Coin and Spice and In the Night Garden introduced readers to the unique and intoxicating imagination of Catherynne M. Valente. Now she weaves a lyrically erotic spell of a place where the grotesque and the beautiful reside and the passport to our most secret fantasies begins with a stranger's kiss..

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 kingdom of ghost trains, lion-priests, living kanji, and cream-filled canals come four travelers: Oleg, a New York locksmith; the beekeeper November; Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a young Japanese woman named Sei. They've each lost something important - a wife, a lover, a sister, a direction in life - and what they will find in Palimpsest is more than they could ever imagine.

 
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Paperback Editions

February 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Palimpsest
Author(s): Catherynne Valente
ISBN: 0-553-38576-3 / 978-0-553-38576-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Palimpsest
Author(s): Catherynne M Valente
ISBN: 1-5012-8066-X / 978-1-5012-8066-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Palimpsest(CD)(Unabr.)
Author(s): Catherynne Valente
ISBN: 1-4418-7016-4 / 978-1-4418-7016-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   

August 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Palimpsest
Author(s): Catherynne M Valente
ISBN: 1-4418-7017-2 / 978-1-4418-7017-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Palimpsest(MP3)(Unabr.)
Author(s): Catherynne Valente
ISBN: 1-4418-7018-0 / 978-1-4418-7018-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Palimpsest(MP3)Lib(Unabr.)
Author(s): Catherynne Valente
ISBN: 1-4418-7019-9 / 978-1-4418-7019-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Palimpsest
Author(s): Catherynne M Valente
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Palimpsest
Author(s): Catherynne Valente
Publisher: Spectra
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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