The Star Rover

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Modern Library, 2003 - Fiction - 261 pages
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The Star Rover is the story of San Quentin death-row inmate Darrell Standing, who escapes the horror of prison life—and long stretches in a straitjacket—by withdrawing into vivid dreams of past lives, including incarnations as a French nobleman and an Englishman in medieval Korea. Based on the life and imprisonment of Jack London’s friend Ed Morrell, this is one of the author’s most complex and original works. As Lorenzo Carcaterra argues in his Introduction, The Star Rover is “written with energy and force, brilliantly marching between the netherworlds of brutality and beauty.”

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition, published in 1915.

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User Review  - Nerea Serrano - Goodreads

I was given this book as a present and it took me a little while to start reading it since the first time I read London (Call of the Wild) I was bored to death. To my surprise, this book had me hooked ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shai Sachs - Goodreads

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book - the subject matter seemed pretty grim to me from the outset. But the writing style was very gripping, the narrative voice strong and complex, and the ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Lorenzo Carcaterra is the author of the novels Sleepers, Apaches, Gangster, and Street Boys, and a memoir, A Safe Place. He lives in New York.

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