Bad MedicineJack Dann
fantasy, magical realism
Bad Medicine is also known as Counting Coup.
In this captivating tale of two men embarking on a road trip at the end of their lives, Counting Coup reveals the spells and old powers still working in the modern world. Combining elements of Indian magic mean street mystery, and contemporary society in a quintessential work of American magical realism.
Jack Dann (born 1945) is an American writer best known for his science fiction, an editor and a writing teacher, who has lived in Australia since 1994. He has published over seventy books, in the majority of cases as editor or co-editor of story anthologies in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. He has published nine novels, numerous shorter works of fiction, essays and poetry and his books have been translated into thirteen languages. His work, which includes fiction in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism and historical and alternative history genres, has been compared to Jorge Luis Borges, Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, J.G. Ballard and Philip K. Dick.
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