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Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

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When Bantam Books first published "Ishmael," a cult was born. Winner of the Turner Tomorrow Award -- a prize for fiction that offered solutions to global problems -- it was an utterly unique story that earned raves from readers and critics alike. By the time the mass market paperback edition of this novel was published last year, word was spreading like wildfire. Now this irresistible novel of a spiritual adventure is available in trade paperback for the first time ever. The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search of truth. He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils only to find himself alone in an abandonded office with a full-grown gorilla who is nibbling delicately on a slender branch. "you are the teacher?" he asks, incredulously. "I am the teacher, " the gorilla replies. Ishmael is a creature of immense wisdom and he has a story to tell.... As readers everywhere seek out books that offer answers to their burning questions about spirituality, the popularity of this remarkable novel continues to grow at an astounding pace."As suspenseful, inventive and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction book you are likely to read this or any other year." -- "The Austin Chronicle." "Wonderfully eamest and engaging. Think of Robert Pirsig in "Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle" Maintenance or B.F. Skinner in "Walden Two."" -- "Los Angeles Times Book Review." Daniel Quinn lives in Austin, Texas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553375404
ISBN-10: 0553375407
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 136mm x 19mm)
Pages: 263
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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If They Give You Lined Paper, Write Sideways by Daniel Quinn If They Give You Lined Paper, Write Sideways, Paperback (January 2007)

The author of "Ishmael" and "The Story of B" now offers this volume that includes never-before-published essays in which Quinn elucidates the methods behind his own thought processes, challenging and ultimately empowering readers to view the world for themselves in creative, perhaps even revolutionary ways.

Holy by Daniel Quinn Holy, Paperback (February 2006)

Shamans called them guardians, mythmakers called them tricksters, pagans called them gods, churchmen called them demons, folklorists called them shape-shifters - they've obligingly taken any role mankind has assigned them, and, while needing nothing from humans, have accepted whatever they thought was their due.

After Dachau by Daniel Quinn After Dachau, Paperback (February 2006)

In the other world, Nazi Germany was the first to develop an atomic bomb and the Allies surrendered. America was never bombed, occupied, or even invaded, but was nonetheless forced to recognize Nazi world dominance. The Nazis continued to press their campaign to rid the planet of "mongrel races" until the world was populated by only white faces.

Tales of Adam by Daniel Quinn Tales of Adam, Hardback (October 2005)

Adam provides guidance and wisdom as he and his son Abel engage in a conversation about the mysteries of life, nature, and humankind, in a collection of illustrative stories.

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Author Biography - Daniel Quinn

Daniel Quinn grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and studied at St. Louis University, the University of Vienna, and Loyola University of Chicago. He worked in Chicago-area publishing for twenty years before beginning work on the book for which he is best known, Ishmael. In 1991, this book was chosen from among some 2,500 international entrants in the Turner Tomorrow competition to win the half-million dollar prize for a novel offering creative and positive solutions to global problems. It has subsequently sold more than a million copies in English, is available in some thirty languages, and has been used in high schools and colleges worldwide in courses as varied as philosophy, geography, ecology, archaeology, history, biology, zoology, anthropology, political science, economics, and sociology. Subsequent works include Providence, The Story of B, My Ishmael: A Sequel, Beyond Civilization, After Dachau, The Holy, and most recently At Woomeroo, a collection of short stories. He currently lives with his wife in Houston."

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