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The Fifty Year Sword

The Fifty Year Sword

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Published On
2012
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ISBN
0307907724
ISBN13
9780307907721
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In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the ch ...more

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Mark Z. Danielewski is an American author best known for his books House of Leaves , Only Revolutions , The Fifty Year Sword , and The Familiar series.

Danielewski studied English Literature at Yale. He then decided to move to Berkeley, California, where he took a summer program in Latin at the University of California, Berkeley. He also spent time in Paris, preoccupied mostly with writing.

In the early 1990s, he pursued graduate studies at th
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