FLYING IN PLACE. New York: Tor, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed on the half title page by Palwick. The author's first novel. "Externally, twelve-year old Emma Gray leads an idyllic life: brilliant, successful parents--surgeon father, English teacher mother--comfortable, respectable, moneyed surroundings, straight A’s in school. But privately Emma’s life is a living hell--overweight, socially maladjusted, demeaned by her parents in comparison to Ginny, her deceased older sister, unloved by her distant, unstable mother, and--most awful--regularly raped by her Jekyll-and-Hyde father … As a defense against her father’s assaults, she acquires the ability to leave her physical body and 'fly in place' above her pain. It is during one such escape that she meets her most important ally, the ghost of her dead sister." - Keith Neilson, Necrofile: The Review of Horror Literature #7 (1993), p. 13. Winner of the Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Book. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#164460).
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