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Black Hills by Dan Simmons
  

Black Hills

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Once again Dan Simmons has delivered an intricate narrative that sweeps across decades of American history, building up a portrait of one country's relentless expansion and what was lost and destroyed in its path. Black Hills is historical fiction with Dan Simmons' trademark twist. He weaves in real places, events and people with his own uniquely weird take on reality to create a portrait of a world that is hilarious and tragic, spiritual and disturbing. In short it's a richly imaginative tale of alien cultures set on a collision course.

If you like Dan Simmons you might also like to read books by Diane Setterfield, Tanis Rideout and Neil Stephenson.

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Black Hills by Dan Simmons

Paha Sapa, 'Black Hills', is a Red Indian shaman who as a young boy at the Battle of Little Bighorn takes the ghost of the dying General Custer into his own body. Sixty years later as an old man working as a dynamiter on Mount Rushmore, he plots to blow it up. Meanwhile, Custer finds himself trapped in a strange, dark place and begins to write sensuous, heartbreaking missives to his beloved wife.

About the Author

Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons was born in Peoria, Illinois, in 1948, and grew up in various cities and small towns in the Midwest. He received his Masters in Education from W ashington University in St. Louis in 1971. He worked in elementary education for eighteen years, winning awards for his innovative teaching, and became a full-time writer in 1987. Dan lives in Colorado with his wife, Karen, and has a daughter in her twenties. His books are published in tw enty-nine counties and many of them have been optioned for film.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th January 2011

Author

Dan Simmons

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Author's Website

www.dansimmons.com/

Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Horror - Fantasy - SF
Action Adventure / Spy
Historical Fiction
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781849160902

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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