Dimensions: 472 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.57 in
Published: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316201642
ISBN - 13: 9780316201643
From the Publisher
One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and
A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it
are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story
and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own,
leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely
conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.
The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific
but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past
is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and
launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey.
The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of
the world''s greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the
world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors
that swirl around him.
The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced
grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who
they might become, and how much they''re willing to trust another
person with their passions, hurts, and fears.
S., conceived by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and written by
award-winning novelist Doug Dorst, is the chronicle of two readers
finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing
themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don''t
understand, and it is also Abrams and Dorst''s love letter to the
About the Author
Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker J.J. Abrams has
produced, directed, or written films and television shows including
Fringe, Lost, Alias, Felicity,
Star Trek, Cloverfield, Mission:
Impossible, and more.
Doug Dorst teaches writing at Texas State
University-San Marcos. He is the author of the
PEN/Hemingway-nominated novel Alive in Necropolis and the
collection The Surf Guru. His work has appeared in
McSweeney''s, Ploughshares, Epoch, and
elsewhere. Dorst is also a three-time Jeopardy! champion.
"Both as literature and as a physical object, S. is a
profound and tremendous work of art."-The Miami