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The Hollowing Paperback – 26 September 1994

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Product details

  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0586212936
  • ISBN-10 : 0586212930
  • Product Dimensions : 17.7 x 2.6 x 11.1 cm
  • Publisher : Collins; New edition (26 September 1994)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

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From the Back Cover

Alex Bradley, a highly imaginative child left brain-damaged after a bizarre attack, vanishes one day from his home. Months later a body is found on the edge of Ryhope Wood wherein live the mythagos-phantoms generated over time by our dreams and nightmares.

Alex has in fact been absorbed by the wood, drawn through a ‘hollowing’ into its green heart. There his dreams will continue to populate the wood with his particular mythagos. But like Alex, they too are damaged: the great heroes he conjures are warped, incomplete and dangerous. Savage and lost, they are compelled to seek their creator.

The havoc they wreak threatens those who search for Alex, including his father, Richard. In the end, it will threaten the very existence of the wood itself and of its natural mythagos.

“Time stopping stuff from one of Britain’s best … a myth-maker of originality”

“'The Hollowing' is Holdstock’s richest and most skilful exercise in fiction to date”

About the Author

Robert Holdstock spent his childhood between the bleak Romney Marsh and the dense woods of the Kentish heartlands, landscapes that inspire much of his work to this day. His writing has received great acclaim and won many awards, including the World Fantasy Award for ‘Mythago Wood’.