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The future is a grim place in which the declining human population wanders, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. It's a world without art, reading and children, a world where people would rather burn themselves alive than endure.


Even Spofforth, the most perfect machine ever created, cannot bear it and seeks only that which he cannot have - to cease to be. But there is hope for the future in the passion and joy that a man and woman discover in love and in books, hope even for Spofforth.


A haunting novel, reverberating with anguish but also celebrating love and the magic of a dream.


Walter Tevis is the acclaimed author of The Hustler, The Man Who Fell to Earth and The Queen's Gambit.

Mockingbird (WALTER TEVIS)

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co 

    ISBN: 9780575079151 

    Number of pages: 288 

    Weight: 200 g 

    Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 22 mm



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