THE CURATOR. 1 of 100 Copies Remarqued.
by Owen King.
Original Remarque art and Signed by Artist Glenn Chadbourne.
This is a special order featuring original pen & ink artwork for each edition ordered with subtle ideas incorporated into every edition to make your copy unique.
Mr. Chadbourne takes time with each and every art Remarque he produces and this makes your copy very unique. Mr. Chadbourne also personally signs and dates each completed piece on the Remarque page.
This purchase includes:
personally drawn on an interior page by Glenn Chadbourne !
1 Of 100 Copies. Signed & Numbered by Glenn Chadbourne.
Each copy is "embossed" with an original self-portrait art stamp created by Mr. Chadbourne on the title page of the book. The number of each copy is featured within Glenn's "eyes".
Each copy also features the same embossing with a gold seal to complete authentication for the series.
A Letter of Provenance, unique to each copy, accompanies every sale that certifies the authenticity and origin of your original remarque.
Hard cover copy of THE CURATOR by Owen King.
Free acid-free book cover on your copy for complete protection.
These are personally drawn special orders and no discounts are available for this item.
Sealed upon receipt here and packed well for safe delivery in a box.
Hard cover with original remarque.
It begins in an unnamed city nicknamed “the Fairest”, it is distinguished by many things from the river fair to the mountains that split the municipality in half; its theaters and many museums; the Morgue Ship; and, like all cities, but maybe especially so, by its essential unmappability.
Dora, a former domestic servant at the university has a secret desire—to find where her brother went after he died, believing that the answer lies within The Museum of Psykical Research, where he worked when Dora was a child. With the city amidst a revolutionary upheaval, where citizens like Robert Barnes, her lover and a student radical, are now in positions of authority, Dora contrives to gain the curatorship of the half-forgotten museum only to find it all but burnt to the ground, with the neighboring museums oddly untouched. Robert offers her one of these, The National Museum of the Worker. However, neither this museum, nor the street it is hidden away on, nor Dora herself, are what they at first appear to be. Set against the backdrop of a nation on the verge of collapse, Dora’s search for the truth behind the mystery she’s long concealed will unravel a monstrous conspiracy and bring her to the edge of worlds.
“Sprawling, densely populated, intricately plotted... with vivid prose, excellent minor characters, and a scrappy, every-which-way inventiveness. Dickens novel meets Hieronymus Bosch painting—dark, chaotic fun.” —Kirkus, *starred review*
“A fantastical panorama of twists and turns… King’s latest is a masterpiece of storytelling.”
"It’s a complex, engaging, surprising historical fantasy that I applaud King for keeping under 500 pages, as it could have easily run twice as long in the hands of a less focused writer."
"The Curator feels a little like Owen King somehow brought a curiosity cabinet to life. There are terrors here, but also marvels and delights, and a set of the most interesting characters I’ve met in some time. Put The Curator on the same shelf as other classics of the uncanny and uncategorizable, like Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi and Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast. I loved it." —Kelly Link, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Get in Trouble
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