Escardy Gap by Peter Crowther

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This "carnival of wonders and horrors . . . a feast for anyone who loves fantasy and language" (Ramsey Campbell) tells the macabre story of a writer literally struggling with the creatures of his own imagination. "Literate, funny, and filled with great imagery".--Rex Miller, author of The Jack Eichord series.

About Peter Crowther

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Peter Crowther is an experienced British novelist and screenwriter. He also runs the UK's best-known quality small press, PS Publishing, and has published many, many authors of high standing. This, and his connection to the community, means he is well-placed to deliver strong endorsements. James Lovegrove published his first novel at the age of twenty-four and has since written more than 40 books. He has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Manchester Book Award, and his work has been translated into 15 languages. In 2011 he became a "NYT" bestselling author with "Age of Odin".
Published January 1, 1998 by Earthlight. 543 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Her role is entirely passive, since the old writer (who increasingly loses control of his own story to The Company) tries to frustrate the efforts of his own youthful hero, Josh Knight, to save her, preserving Sara for himself.

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Framing the spectacle of the town's demise is the story of Escardy Gap's creator, that nameless Manhattan writer, who is prepared to consign all his characters to hideous fates until their world intersects magically with his own and teaches him the esthetic benefits of the happy ending.

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