The Fountains of Neptune by Rikki Ducornet

A lyrical exploration of memory and imagination. "My sleep began in the spring of 1914. I slept through both World Wars and the tainted calm between. It was as if I had been cursed by an evil fairy, pricked by an enchanted spinning wheel; an impenetrable briar had gripped my mind." Thus begins Rikki Ducornet's brilliant lyric novel about Nicolas who, as a result of witnessing his mother's murder, falls into a decades-long coma. Awakened in a seaport town in France, he reconstructs his past through story-telling and myth, resulting in an astonishing exploration of memory and imagination.

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The 2395th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 35th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Fountains of Neptune (American Literature Series) Kindle Edition 392879 $9.39 1993
The Fountains of Neptune (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) Paperback 1674013 $57.33 $4.26 2015
The Fountains of Neptune Hardcover 5626636 $8.96 $7.99 1989
Fountains of Neptune Paperback 4639716 $13.00 $5.50 1992