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The Great and Secret Show - The First Book of the Art - cover

The Great and Secret Show - The First Book of the Art

Clive Barker

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

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In the little town of Palomo Grove, two great armies are amassing; forces shaped from the hearts and souls of America.  In this New York Times bestseller, Barker unveils one of the most ambitious imaginative landscapes in modern fiction, creating a new vocabulary for the age-old battle between good and evil.  Carrying its readers from the first stirring of consciousness to a vision of the end of the world, The Great and Secret Show is a breathtaking journey in the company of a master storyteller.

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