A Russell Hoban Omnibus
Author of the immensely popular childrenís books featuring Frances the Badger, Russell Hoban is also a master of contemporary imaginative literary forms, including the cult classic Riddley Walker.
Gathered here are four of Mr. Hobanís novels: the haunting Lion of Boaz-Jachin, the popular Turtle Diary (made into a movie startting Glenda Jackson and Ben Kingsley), Pilgermann, and his newest work, the sharp and witty Mr. Rinyo-Clactonís Offer, published here for the first time in North America. In addition, the collection includes samples from Mr. Hobanís short stories, essays, and poetry. Finally, for true Hoban aficionados, there is part of an unfinished sequel to the adult childrenís classic The Mouse and His Child, featuring the further adventures of Manny Rat.
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Review: A Russell Hoban OmnibusUser Review - Nedduh Simonson - Goodreads
If only for 'Turtle Diaries' which made me feel not unlike 'a fat rat I'm a cheese factory with no cats arouuuuuuund!' Read full review
SHORT STORIES The Man with the Dagger
ESSAYS I that was a child my tongues
CHILDRENS WRITING The Marzipan Pig