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Title The balloonist / MacDonald Harris ; foreword [introduction] by Philip Pullman.
Author Harris, MacDonald, 1921-1993.
Publication New York : Overlook Press, [2012, 2011]
Copyright date ©2011
Description 1 online resource (230 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Note "First published in the U.S. in 1976"--Title page verso.
Summary As in the best of Jules Verne or Albert Sanchez Pinol, The Balloonist is a gripping and surreal yarn, chilling and comic by turn, that brilliantly reinvents the Arctic adventure. It is July 1897, at the northernmost reach of the inhabited world. A Swedish scientist, an American journalist, and a young, French-speaking adventurer climb into a wicker gondola suspended beneath a huge, red-and-white balloon. The ropes are cut, the balloon rises, and the three begin their voyage: an attempt to become the first people to set foot on the North Pole, and return, borne on the wind. Philip Pullman says in his foreword: "Once I open any of MacDonald Harris's novels I find it almost impossible not to turn and read on, so delightful is the sensation of a sharp intelligence at work. In The Balloonist, we see all of his qualities at their best."
Note Print version record.
Subject Ballooning -- Fiction.
Hot air balloons -- Fiction.
Ballooning. (OCoLC)fst00826135
FICTION -- General.
Hot air balloons. (OCoLC)fst00961647
Arctic regions -- Fiction.
Arctic Regions. (OCoLC)fst01240227
Genre Electronic books.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Addl. Author Pullman, Philip, 1946-
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Harris, MacDonald, 1921-1993. Balloonist 9781590209806 (OCoLC)780480338
ISBN 1468303732 (electronic bk.)
9781468303735 (electronic bk.)

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