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1dimitroff2
Apr 12, 2012, 9:46am

So my mother read this book and she passed away recently it was her favorite book she had forgotten the title and I would like to read it if you guys could please help me.
The title might have been swan lake but I haven't found anything that route,
The book is about this epidemic comes through and everyone is effected and it causes your face to be covered in what she described as a crystal or something made you blind and you pretty much just had room to breathe everyone was effected
and according to if you were a good person or bad when it finally came off is how beautiful you were like if you were a terribly horrible person you looked like a witch and if you had a heart of gold you were gorgeous.
Id appreciate any help I could get I know its not much to go on but I have run out of ideas myself thanks! I know its not much but even if you could add to it if you have read the book so maybe someone else could help.

2dimitroff2
Apr 12, 2012, 9:53am

Oh also I would say this is probably an adult chapter book, And Its at least a 20 year old book.

3Morphidae
Edited: Apr 12, 2012, 10:59am

This is Swan Song by Robert McCammon and it was caused by nuclear war.

4dimitroff2
Apr 12, 2012, 11:12am

Do they have the face thing I was talking about as well? Cause I came across that book but it made no mention of it.

5Morphidae
Apr 12, 2012, 11:51am

Yes, the main female character's entire head gets encrusted as well as her companion. Near the end of the book, it breaks off and she is beautiful and he is handsome. The bad guys come off and they are deformed.

Per Wiki, "Swan’s hands heal almost immediately and her Job’s Mask breaks up and falls off, revealing a beautiful woman with fiery red hair." and "Croninger’s Job’s Mask reveals a twisted horror which he continues to hide under bandages."

6dimitroff2
Apr 12, 2012, 12:08pm

OK thanks so much I just wanted to make certain you really made my day thank you so much again!

7RowanTribe
Apr 12, 2012, 1:28pm

And, happily for everyone, Swan Song has just been recently reprinted, after having been out of print since the 70s or 80s.

I was so happy last year, because we finally got to replace my library's ancient rebound paperback copy which was in literal tatters, with over 60 circulations on it, but we couldn't weed it because we couldn't find another copy to replace it with and it was in such demand. When the new copy arrived, the old one got a ceremonial funeral for holding up for so long.

8dimitroff2
Apr 12, 2012, 1:35pm

Lol well im glad they reprinted cause that makes my purchasing it so much easier!