Lights Out in the Reptile House

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Avon, Dec 1, 1991 - Despotism - 285 pages
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Taking a fresh, horrifying look at man's inhumanity to man, the author of Flights (LJ 8/83) and Paper Doll ( LJ 11/15/86) has produced a winner. His new coming-of-age novel features Karel Roeder, a 15 ... Read full review


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Jim Shepard is the author of numerous novels and short stories, including the collections Like You'd Understand, Anyway; Love and Hydrogen; and Batting Against Castro, as well as the novels Project X and Nosferatu. He has won the Story Prize and been nominated for the National Book Award. He lives in Massachusetts and teaches at Williams College.

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