Humpty Dumpty: An Oval
  • Published:
    Sep-1996 (Hardcover)
    Aug-1997 (Paperback)
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DAMON KNIGHT is one of America's originals, a visionary iconoclast in the line of Twain, Bierce, Vonnegut, or Philip K. Dick. Now, with Humpty Dumpty, he offers an extraordinary capstone to his remarkable career, a meditation, by turns caustic and tender, on life, loss, memory, and time.

It is the tale of an ordinary man whose existence is splintered by an extraordinary event--a shock that shatters not only his life but the surface of reality itself, sending him tumbling through a world turned inside out, filled with ancient conspiracies, alien invaders, surreal manifestations, and the shards of his own history. For the bullet that has entered his skull has also opened cracks in reality itself, and as in the old nursery rhyme, no force on Earth or in heaven can put it back together again....
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