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Model, The





# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1988-10-13 Constable and Robinson  

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THE MODEL, a novel of the fantastic, has been discovered among his manuscripts, and is here offered for the first time. Bizarre and delightful, THE MODEL is the tale of a young girl in prerevolutionary Russia who is to be sold by her father into marital slavery to pay the family debts. She has not been a particularly happy child in her immense family home, but the future now seems unendurable. So she leaves home and travels to the city, across a landscape filled with extraordinary characters and creatures, in the hope of becoming a ballerina, guided only by dreams and promises. Myth, fairy tale, or magic realism. THE MODEL is a unique work of the imagination, already beginning to evoke comparison to the most extraordinary works of the literary tradition of the fantastic, such as ALICE IN WONDERLAND and THE NUTCRACKER. At the end of his career, at the height of his literary powers. Robert Aickman created a masterpiece of contemporary fantasy. .

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