The Dream of Perpetual Motion

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The Dream of Perpetual Motion

By Dexter Palmer; William Dufris (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400114962

Publication Date: March 16, 2010

Description
Imprisoned aboard a zeppelin that floats above a city reminiscent of those of the classic films Metropolis and Brazil, the greeting card writer Harold Winslow is composing his memoirs. His companions are the only woman he has ever loved, who has gone insane, and the cryogenically frozen body of her father, the devilish genius who drove her mad. The tale of Harold's decades-long thwarted love is also one in which he watches technology transform his childhood home from a mere burgeoning metropolis to a waking dream, in which the well-heeled have mechanical men for servants, deserted islands can exist within skyscrapers, and the worlds of fairy tales can be built from scratch. And as he heads toward a final, desperate confrontation with the mad inventor, he discovers that he is an unwitting participant in the creation of the greatest invention of them all-the perpetual motion machine. The Dream of Perpetual Motion is a memorable debut that will be one of the most talked-about books of the year.


About the Author
Dexter Palmer holds a Ph.D. in English literature from Princeton University and currently works at Educational Testing Service, where he writes questions for the Graduate Record Exam and Scholastic Aptitude Test.

William Dufris has been nominated nine times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award and has garnered tweny-one Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine, which also named him one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century.


Praise For The Dream of Perpetual Motion

"This mind-bending alternate history is a veritable showcase for...Palmer's creativity and intellectual ambition." ---Booklist

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