THROUGH DARKEST AMERICA. New York, Chicago: Congdon & Weed, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. "After the holocaust and the extinction of all traditional livestock, a young boy grows up in rural innocence, helping his father herd the 'meat' (human beings with their tongues removed) to market. When his parents are killed, he begins to learn the grisly truth about his world. Well written -- but a horrible, horrible book: full of violence, torture, cannibalism and the death of all hope." - Pringle, the Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition, p. 372. "This is one of the bleakest and most powerful post-holocaust novels ever written." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-79. A sequel, DAWN'S UNCERTAIN LIGHT, was published in 1989. Sargent, British and Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#103666).
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