My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
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My Ishmael
By Daniel Quinn

My Ishmael

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My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

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The gorilla licked his lips - nervously, it seemed to me. "I think we can safely say that I'm not prepared to deal with the needs of a person your age. I think that can be safely said. Yes." "You mean you give up. Is that what you're telling me? You want me to go away because you give up. Don't you think a twelve-year-old girl can have an earnest desire to save the world?" "I don't doubt it, " he said, though the words sounded like they were pretty hard to get out. "Then why won't you talk to me? Your ad in the paper said you need a pupil. Isn't that what it said?" "That's what it said." "Well, you've got one. Here I am." With these words we meet Julie Gerchak, one of the most engaging young heroes since Huckleberry Finn - and one of Ishmael's most challenging and rewarding disciples. Unable to justify turning her away, Ishmael accepts the daunting task of juggling two pupils of widely differing characters - one of whom (Julie) insists on remaining unknown to the other (Alan Lomax, known to the readers of Ishmael as the narrator of that book.) Julie is unquestionably bright (quite possibly brighter than Alan), but she's also shy of his educational background by ten years! This means Ishmael can by no means follow the same strategy with each - or expect the same outcome from each. Alan and Julie don't just take different routes with their simian mentor, they end up in very different places. But something else distinguishes Ishmael's relationship with Julie. When the infrastructure of his life begins to crumble, Ishmael must choose one of his students to entrust with a great secret and a great mission. And, surprisingly, his choice falls not on the older, more experienced student but onthe younger one. In revealing the mission and the secret entrusted to her, Julie pens a conclusion to the Ishmael saga that will raise cheers from his fans all around the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553379655
ISBN-10: 0553379658
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Bantam USA
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1920
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's first book, Ishmael, won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship, a prize for fiction presenting creative and positive solutions to global problems.He is also the author of Providence, The Story of B, and My Ishmael."

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