In "The Glass Snail: A Pre-Christmas Tale," Pavic "spins a haunting hypertext tale of two people brought together by a shared compulsion. Then the past begins to emerge mysteriously through their meeting, until it threatens to subsume the present." -- From Word Circuits
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Published in 2003 by Word Circuits.
This was copy donated to the Electronic Literature Lab by Dr. Talan Memmott and J. Patrick Forden in Fall of 2018.
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