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Title:
Shamp of the city-solo
Author:
Gordon, Jaimy, 1944-
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Kingston, N.Y. : McPherson, 1993.
Physical Description:
197 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780929701349
Format :
Book

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Summary

This "fantasy novel" occurs in what may be thought of as a dystopian parallel-universe, a world recognizable to ours but set in an odd remove where the hero's hunger for fame shows its mythic origin. Hughbury Shamp is the reluctant teen-age hero who becomes apprenticed to three "masters" at the West Poolesville Depot on the Sumpsky Prospect, across the River Sump from Big Yolk, the City-Solo. his education involves a series of preposterous and hilarious misadventures with the likes of the impresario Sergei Shipoff, Dr. Harry Analarge, and the World Friar Tapsvine, all the while he is being propelled toward stardom as prize-winning speaker at the murderously competitive Arslevering Ox-Roast.


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