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The Day of Creation by  J.G Ballard - Hardcover - 1st Canadian Edition - 1987 - from Minotavros Books and

The Day of Creation

by Ballard, J.G

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine

Toronto: Lester & Orpyn Dennys Limited, 1987. 1st Canadian Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. SIGNED by author to title page. 254 p.p. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Very lightly sunned to head, else fine. Colour illustrated dust jacket is very lightly bumped at spine ends, else fine. The main character of the novel is the World Health Organization doctor John Mallory who, six months after his arrival in Central Africa, finds that intense guerilla activity has left him without patients. He devotes himself, instead, to the task of bringing water to the region, with dreams of setting the Sahara in flower. When he accidentally manages to achieve his task by creating a river,[2] he becomes prey of an increasingly delirious spiral of fantasies, starting to identify himself with the new river that he has dubbed "Mallory". Obsessed, he decides to go up the river in order to "kill" its source, together with a teenaged African girl, whom he considers a sort of spirit of the waters, and other characters including a half-blind British documentary filmmaker and two ruthless local chieftains trying to take advantage of the new prosperity brought by the water.
  • Bookseller: Minotavros Books CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 002726
  • Title: The Day of Creation
  • Author: Ballard, J.G
  • Format/binding: Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Canadian Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Lester & Orpyn Dennys Limited
  • Place: Toronto
  • Date published: 1987
  • Keywords: J.G. Ballard, Fiction, Novel, British Authors, Central Africa
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction;


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