Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Bell, Douglas

(1961-    ) US writer whose first novel, Mojo and the Pickle Jar (1991), transforms the modern USA into a Land of Fable – in a fashion similar to Terry Bisson's transformative technique in Talking Man (1986) – and sets in motion a Quest plot involving the rescue of the heart of the world, which has been trapped in a pickle jar. The protagonist and his various Companions encounter many wonders, including a mafia of Demons, en route to a successful Healing of the cancerous world. [JC]

Douglas Bell


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