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Pilgermann [SIGNED] by Russell Hoban - Signed First Edition - 1983 - from Tarrington Books and Biblio.com

Pilgermann [SIGNED]

by Russell Hoban

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


London: Jonathan Cape, 1983. 1st Edition . Near Fine/Very Good. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear, very slight fading to spine. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Plus. Book: First printing. Black cloth binding. Slight bumping to corners of boards, otherwise excellent. Signed (without dedication) by the author to title page. Overall book condition is Near Fine. Size: 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 240

'Pilgermann here. I call myself Pilgermann, it's a convenience. I don't know what I am now ...'He climbed a ladder to reach another man's wife and gave himself up to her beauty, but then Pilgermann descends into a mob of peasants inspired by the Pope to shed the blood of Jews. Alone on the cobblestones, mutilated and unmanned, he cries out to Israel, to the Lord his God, to Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. He is answered instead by Jesus Christ: 'I'm the one you talk to from now on.' Every day is the Day pf Reckoning and the judgment Christ brings is the start of straight action. Pilgermann hears a voice from within and becomes a pilgrim. Through time and war and Death itself, he makes his way along the road to Jerusalem, struggling to find God in the horror that surrounds him.




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