S.: Includes Loose Page Inserts Contributing to the Story (Hardcover)

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    Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker J.J. Abrams has produced, directed, or written films and television shows includingFringe, Lost, Alias, Felicity, Star Trek,Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible, and more.

    Doug Dorst teaches writing at Texas State University-San Marcos. He is the author of the PEN/Hemingway-nominated novelAlive in Necropolis and the collection The Surf Guru. His work has appeared inMcSweeney's, Ploughshares, Epoch, and elsewhere. Dorst is also a three-time Jeopardy! champion.
    One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire.

    A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.

    The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey.

    The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world's greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him.

    The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they're willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears.

    S., conceived by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst, is the chronicle of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don't understand, and it is also Abrams and Dorst's love letter to the written word.

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    ISBN 9780316201643
    Genre FICTION / Romance / Suspense
    Format Hardcover
    Publisher Date 2013-10-29 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Mulholland Books
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.75 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.6 in
    Unit weight 2.36 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Includes Loose Page Inserts Contributing to the Story
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Abrams, J. J.

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