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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (March 31, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141969443X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419694431
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,564,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A combination of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy . . . truly a head-trip." -- -- BOB SPEAR; HEARTLAND REVIEWS

"From his first sentence to his last, Wagner sustains an acrobatic level of metaphorical brinkmanship and clever wordplay that falls somewhere between James Joyce and Douglas Adams." -- -- ANDY SMETANKA; THE MISSOULA INDEPENDENT

"Vortexes and inter-dimensional hijinks ensue, filled with filled with wonderfully bizarre yet fully realized characters. A plot about as head-spinning as head-spinning gets while, miraculously, managing to make complete and perfect sense before the last page is turned...a hyper-real Dr.-Seuss-writes-No-Exit." -- -- DAVID BAXTER; BROKEN FRONTIER

From the Author

"It's the age-old story of a boy and his hallucinations . . . journeying through the mind of a crazy old man." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Josh Wagner is an American novelist and playwright based primarily in Missoula, Montana. He also writes graphic novels, short stories, and screenplays. His style is heavily influenced by metafiction, folk tales, and magical realism.

Wagner's writing career began somewhere around the age of six when he paraphrased the plot from Empire Strikes Back and called it his own. Managing to narrowly avoid copyright litigation, this wake-up call put Josh on the straight and narrow, and he decided to try writing original works. His first atrocious novels, penned clandestinely during class in Middle School, still live in a box somewhere--hundreds of pages hand-written in pencil.

In 2005 Josh quit his job, bought a trailer, grabbed his pup and moved to New Mexico where he lived in the desert working on a novel he will probably never finish. As he hid from the sun and scribbled out absurd ideas on tiny blue notebooks, birds of prey pecked at his crumbs and took flight from approaching coyotes. There the young author talked his ideas over with a cactus and both agreed that artists are required by cosmic law to leap off of a cliff (metaphorical or otherwise) at least once every few years.

Since then he has traveled the world extensively, visiting India, Japan, Thailand, Morocco and nearly every European country. His works include three novels ("Periphery Stowe", "Deadwind Sea", "Smashing Laptops"), several stage plays ("Salep & Silk" and the collection "Bleached Bones"), and graphic novels ("Fiction Clemens", "Sky Pirates of Neo Terra").

A new novel is on the way for the fall of 2014, published by Asymmetrical Press.

Wagner is currently collaborating with artist Theo Ellsworth on an illustrated book called "Mystery Mark."

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I was amazed with Wagner's writing style.
Melissa Wax
This entire book is set in lands we will never see, with contraptions we will never use, yet I can visualize them.
ladypajama
The book is one of the most crazy and interesting ones I have ever read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "rehgtrh" on July 12, 2004
Format: Paperback
I bought this book as soon as it came out. I also bought a copy for my wife, so that we could each read it without fighting over one copy. The Artwork in it is amazing. It has the greatest cover I have ever seen. Breath taking. The book is one of the most crazy and interesting ones I have ever read. And as an added bonus, it even mentions Ken Finn in the acknowledgements. That is amazing in itself. This is a must have for people of all ages.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ladypajama on July 21, 2004
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This entire book is set in lands we will never see, with contraptions we will never use, yet I can visualize them. I can believe in them. It is almost as if Wagner has tapped into another dimension and is just telling it as he sees it.

This is a must read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Wax on November 4, 2005
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I recommend this to everyone of all ages and reading levels. I fell in love with this book after the first page. I was amazed with Wagner's writing style. His poetic descriptions make the characters and the world he writes them into come alive. After reading this book I immediately went back to the beginning and started reading it all over again. This is one of those special books I will read and recommend to everyone again and again.
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Riggs is the little boy in all of us... afraid of nothing, willing to do almost anything at the drop of a tall stovepipe hat.

Knowing Josh for nearly 2 decades, I wasn't stunned to see this story come from him. I was jubilant. His moment to shine has arrived, and his true place in the world is realized. Anyone can learn how to monkey with a computer, but it takes true genius like his to put pen to paper and end up with a masterpiece.

Periphery Stowe is a challenge to all authors: Don't pander to your audience, but instead teach them. Don't give them what they expect. Instead, give them what they need.

In the end, the world is just as large as the imagination of a little boy.
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A nuanced narrative with gorgeous description, Twain-ish witticisms, intelligent insights, and a cast and core concept that has (to my knowledge) never been done anywhere else. This is a "bizarre" book, yes, but not one that drowns itself in its own weirdness but instead acts like a ship on the sea of fiction possibilities, and therefore offers readers the chance traverse such waters in style. It's as breezy as it is daunting, and in any event a book hard to regret spending time with. Highly recommended for those who enjoy Terry Gilliam films, Seuss and Gorey-esque themes, and a wholly fable sense of logic.
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