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origin of the Brunists by Robert Coover

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Published by Viking Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Pennsylvania


  • Cults -- Fiction,
  • Pennsylvania -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementRobert Coover.
LC ClassificationsPZ4.C78 Or 1978, PS3553.O633 Or 1978
The Physical Object
Pagination534 p. ;
Number of Pages534
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4552313M
ISBN 100670528633
LC Control Number77021787

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Origin of the Brunists is Robert Coover's first novel. First published in , this long novel tells the story of an apocalyptic religious cult that forms around the sole survivor of a mining accident. The novel begins with the Brunists prepping for the upcoming end of the world (doomsday is . The Brunist Day of Wrath is Robert Coover's tenth novel. It is a sequel to The Origin of the Brunists, which told the story of Giovanni Bruno, the lone survivor of a mine disaster that killed 97 of his co-workers, and the first several months of the apocalyptic cult that formed around him, ending in their disastrous Brunist Day of Wrath is set five years later, as the cult Author: Robert Coover. The Origin of the Brunists Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for The Origin of the Brunists is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and . The Origin of the Brunists Coover Robert. Year: Language: english ISBN Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.