Mark Z. Danielewski Giving Away Ten Galley Copies of The Fifty Year Sword On Facebook
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The link will lead you to a Facebook page. Therein, you'll have a chance to win 1 of 10 galley copies of The Fifty Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski. When you hit the 'like' button, you'll be taken to an entry form.
The Fifty Year Sword is a novella, for which only 1,000 copies were printed in 2005, and another in 2006. Danielewski has said there were plans for a future US printing--I guess this is it? The cover will be revealed on internet nerd-haven io9 this Thursday at 2 p.m. EST.
Here's what the Facebook page says about The Fifty Year Sword:
In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller's tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.
Wikipedia reveals more:
The Fifty Year Sword uses strange formatting and colors throughout the book, much like Danielewski's previous work, House of Leaves. However, unlike House of Leaves which only contained three colors (blue, red, and purple), The Fifty Year Sword contains 5 colors which are used on quotation marks. The colors indicate which of 5 characters is speaking at the moment, according to the introduction of the book.
Excited? Anyone actually read this?
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