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The Fifty Year Sword
Mark Z. Danielewski
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 2005



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One late October evening at an East Texas ranch, Chintana, a seamstress recovering from a painful divorce, comes across a Story Teller caped in shadow recounting for five orphans a tale of unspoken revenge, a harrowing quest, and a terrible sword which everyone soon enough realizes waits before them concealed in a long black box.
The children quickly understand the tale is but prologue to crime. Yet it is Chintana who must challenge the consequences of that blade's peculiar edge, which from hilt to point never fails to sever, even if its terrors depend entirely on time and malice.

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The Fifty Year Sword
2005
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A ghost story.
ON MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI'S BOOKSHELF

Fictions
Jorges Luis Borges, 1935/ 1944 / 1949
Labyrinthian tales.

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