The Gospel of the Knife

The Gospel of the Knife

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Baker & Taylor
His early teen years in the 1960s fraught with the period's interplay of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll, Christopher Nix is invited by a mysterious benefactor to attend an exclusive private school, where he discovers his hidden supernatural destiny. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Christopher Nix is 14 years old, and it's 1969. His life is a turbulent echo of the times as he discovers sex, drugs and rock 'n roll in the heart of Florida. But into this struggle between the young long-haired hippie and the rednecks who'd just as soon kill him comes a strange offer that will completely change his life.
The Nix family is contacted by a mysterious benefactor who wants to send Chris to an exclusive private school, no expense spared. Mr. Jay Dumont claims that Chris's grandfather saved his life during WWI, and though Grandpa Uvdall is dead, the debt remains to be paid. But as Chris will discover, there is a great deal more to it than that. He will have to accept and understand the Powers that have surrounded his family all his life, and learn to use his own magical gifts, if he is to survive Dumont's plan.
As he did with Dogland, Will Shetterly has used a deceptively simple tale to explore some very deep issues. The Gospel of the Knife explores questions of faith and responsibility, and the always complex relationship between man and God and the world.


Holtzbrinck
Christopher Nix is 14 years old, and it’s 1969. His life is a turbulent echo of the times as he discovers sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll in the heart of Florida.  But into this struggle between the young long-haired hippie and the rednecks who’d just as soon kill him comes a strange offer that will completely change his life.
 
The Nix family is contacted by a mysterious benefactor who wants to send Chris to an exclusive private school, no expense spared. Mr. Jay Dumont claims that Chris’s grandfather saved his life during WWI, and though Grandpa Uvdall is dead, the debt remains to be paid.  But as Chris will discover, there is a great deal more to it than that. He will have to accept and understand the Powers that have surrounded his family all his life, and learn to use his own magical gifts, if he is to survive Dumont’s plan.
 
As he did with Dogland, Will Shetterly has used a deceptively simple tale to explore some very deep issues. The Gospel of the Knife explores questions of faith and responsibility, and the always complex relationship between man and God and the world. 


Blackwell North Amer
When Chris Nix was four years old, his family was nearly destroyed when racial tension at his family's Florida tourist attraction turned violent. Chris and his family survived that time, though Dogland did not.
Christopher Nix is now fourteen years old, and it's 1969. He barely remembers the events at Dogland and has completely forgotten the powerful beings who came to his aid then. His life is a turbulent echo of the times as he discovers sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll in the heart of Florida. But into the struggle between this young, long-haired hippie and the rednecks who'd just as soon kill him comes a strange offer that will completely change his life.
The Nix family is contacted by a mysterious benefactor who wants to send Chris to an exclusive private school, no expense spared. Mr. Jay Dumont claims that Chris's grandfather saved his life during WWI, and though Grandpa Uvdal is dead, the debt remains to be paid.
But there is a great deal more to Dumont's offer than just providing an education to a deserving young man. Chris will have to accept, and begin to understand, the powers that have surrounded his family all his life. And he will have to learn to use his own magical gifts if he is to survive Dumont's plan.

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& Taylor

His early teen years in the 1960s fraught with the period's interplay of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll, Christopher Nix is invited by a mysterious benefactor to attend an exclusive private school, where he discovers his hidden supernatural destiny.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312866310
0312866313
Branch Call Number: Fiction Shetterly
Characteristics: 319 p. ; 22 cm

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