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The Cloud Atlas: A Novel
The Cloud Atlas: A Novel by Liam Callanan 0385336950 9780385336956
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The Cloud Atlas: A Novel by Liam Callanan

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Alaska in the waning days of World War II,The Cloud Atlasis an enthralling debut novel, a story of adventure and awakeningand of a young soldier who came to Alaska on an extraordinary, top-secret missionand found a world that would haunt him forever. Drifting through the night, whisper-quiet, they were the most sublime manifestations of a desperate enemy: Japanese balloon bombs. Made of rice paper, at once ingenious and deadly, they sailed thousands of miles across the Pacific...and once they started landing, the U.S. scrambled teams to find and defuse them, and then keep them secret from an already anxious public. Eighteen-year-old Louis Belk was one of those men. Dispatched to the Alaskan frontier, young Sergeant Belk was better trained in bomb disposal than in keeping secrets. And the mysteries surrounding his mission only increased when he met his superior officera brutal veteran OSS spy hunter who knew all too well what the balloons could doand Lily, a Yupik Eskimo woman who claimed she could see the future. Louiss superior ushers him into a world of dark secrets; Lily introduces Louis to an equally disorienting world of spiritsand desire. But the world that finally tests them all is Alaska, whose vastness cloaks mysteries that only become more frightening as they unravel. Chasing after the ghostly floating weapons, Louis embarks upon an adventure that will lead him deep into the tundra. There, on the edge of the endless wilderness, he will make a discovery and a choice that will change the course of his life. At once a heart-quickening mystery and a unique love story,The Cloud Atlasis also a haunting, lyrical rendering of a little-known chapter in history. Brilliantly imagined, beautifully told, this is storytelling at its very best. From the Hardcover edition.

Author: Liam Callanan

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 368

Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback

Publication Date: 2004-10-26

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 0385336950

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