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"Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there.... The population has fled. Madmen and criminals wander the streets. Strange portents appear in the cloud-covered sky. Into this disaster zone comes a young man--poet, lover and adventurer--known only as the Kid"--Cover p.[4].
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2001
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780375706684
Branch Call Number: SF DELANY
Characteristics: xiii, 801 p.; 21 cm

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Journeying to the central United States city of Bellona, where all have fled save madmen and criminals, a poet and adventurer known only as the Kid wonders at the strange portents that appear in the city's cloud-covered sky.

Imagine if James Joyce had set “Ulysses” in a post-apocalyptic ur-city of the future rather than in Dublin, and you’ll kind of have a sense of what this is like.

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