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MacDonald Harris is a writer "too good to be neglected," writes Philip Pullman in the introduction to this reissue of Harris' highly original 1976 novel "The Balloonist." Set in 1897, it follows a middle-aged Swedish aeronaut as he aims to sail over the Arctic in a balloon to the North Pole.Set in 1897, "The Balloonist" follows a middle-aged Swedish aeronaut as he aims to sail over the Arctic in a balloon to the North Pole.

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