The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine

The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine

Book - 2011
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Meet Ballard and Sandrine, the eponymous protagonists of Peter Straub's extraordinary, deeply unsettling new novella. The two are lovers, widely separated in age but bound together by a common erotic obsession. Their story, which takes place over a period of twenty-five years, is set primarily within the various incarnations of a mysterious yacht making its endless way down the Amazon river. Their journey encompasses moments of beauty and horror, mystery and revelation, pleasure and pain, culminating in the vision of an astonishing and appalling apotheosis. In The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine, the author of the classic Blue Rose trilogy (Koko, Mystery, and The Throat) offers us one more glimpse behind the curtain that separates the visible world of commonplace events from an infinitely stranger world filled with wonders and enigmas, magic and terror. It is a world that only Peter Straub could have created and it burns its way indelibly into the reader's mind.
Publisher: Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781596064416
1596064412
Branch Call Number: FICTION Straub Peter 12/2011
Characteristics: 93 p. ;,22 cm.

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Apr 15, 2013

Just plain weird.

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BCD2013 Mar 10, 2014

This novella tells the story of Ballard and Sandrine sadomasochistic lovers on an increasingly unsettling, mysterious, nightmarish trip down the Amazon.

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