Enigmatic Pilot

Enigmatic Pilot

A Tall Tale Too True

Book - 2011
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Enigmatic Pilot is Kris Saknussemm's outrageously brilliant yet profoundly moving exploration and excavation of the American dream--and nightmare.
In 1844, in a still-young America, the first intimations of civil war are stirring throughout the land. In Zanesville, Ohio, the Sitturd family--Hephaestus, a clubfooted inventor; his wife, Rapture, a Creole from the Sea Islands; and their prodigiously gifted six-year-old son, Lloyd, whose libido is as precocious as his intellect--are forced to flee the only home they have ever known for an uncertain future in Texas, whence Hephaestus's half-brother, Micah, has sent them a mysterious invitation, promising riches and wonders too amazing to be entrusted to paper.

Thus begins one of the most incredible American journeys since Huck Finn and Jim first pushed their raft into the Mississippi. Along the way, Lloyd will learn the intricacies of poker and murder, solve the problem of manned flight, find--and lose--true love, and become swept up in an ancient struggle between two secret societies whose arcane dispute has shaped the world's past and threatens to reshape its future. Each side wants to use Lloyd against the other, but Lloyd has his own ideas--and access to an occult technology as powerful as his imagination.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey-Ballantine Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9780812974171
Branch Call Number: FICTION Saknusse Kris 03/2011
Characteristics: 362 p. ;,21 cm.


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Jun 20, 2011

It's not often I find a book this cool. This was a random grab I judged solely on it's cover. Fun from start to finish. It covers all sorts of historical events from a unique perspective. Good times for all. I look forward to reading other stuff by this author.


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