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name = Tideland
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author = Mitch Cullin
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country = USA
language = English
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publisher = Dufour Editions
release_date = August 28, 2000
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media_type = Print (Hardcover)
pages = 192
isbn = ISBN 0-8023-1335-3
preceded_by = Branches 2000
followed_by = The Cosmology of Bing 2001

"Tideland" is the third published book by author Mitch Cullin, and is the third installment of the writer's "Texas Trilogy" that also includes the coming-of-age novel "Whompyjawed" [ [http://www.redroom.com/publishedwork/whompyjawed-hardcover-1999 Whompyjawed publication info] ] and the novel-in-verse "Branches" [ [http://www.redroom.com/publishedwork/branches-hardcover-2000 Branches publication info] ] .

The story is a first-person narrative told by the young Jeliza-Rose, detailing the summer she spent alone at an isolated, rundown farmhouse in Texas called What Rocks. With only the heads of old Barbie dolls to keep her company, Jeliza-Rose embarks on a series of highly imagined and increasingly surreal adventures in the tall grass surrounding the farmhouse [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410764/synopsis Tideland plot from IMDB.com] ] .

"Tideland" was first published in the United States in 2000 by Dufour Editions [ [http://www.redroom.com/publishedwork/tideland-hardcover-2000 Tideland publication info] ] . While destined to maintain a cult status, the book received major notices upon publication, including a review from "New York Times Book Review" [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE2D81238F937A1575AC0A9669C8B63&fta=y New York Times, Decomposition 101 by Jim Lewis (9-24, 2000)] ] [ [http://www.dufoureditions.com/Cullin.htm Dufour Editions review page for Tideland] ] which wrote that the novel was "brilliant and beautiful." Some have favourably compared the book to earlier Southern Gothic American literature such as "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "A Rose for Emily" [ [http://www.dufoureditions.com/Cullin.htm Dufour Editions review page for Tideland] ] , while others, including Terry Gilliam and film producer Jeremy Thomas, have called the book a modern hybrid of "Psycho" and "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" [ [http://www.nysun.com/arts/terry-gilliams-fields-of-insanity/41525/ Terry Gilliam's Fields of Insanity Oct. 13, 2006] ] . A subsequent United Kingdom paperback edition followed in 2003 from Weidenfeld & Nicolson, with Gilliam's infamous blurb on the cover: "F*cking wonderful!" [ [http://www.theskinny.co.uk/article/36123-wait-who-did-you-say-had-a-new-film-out The Skinny, Aug. 14, 2006] ] Other editions have since been published in The Netherlands [ [http://www.redroom.com/publishedwork/getijdenland-anthosnetherlands-2002-translation The Netherlands edition] ] , Japan [ [http://www.redroom.com/publishedwork/tideland-kadokawa-shotenjapan-2004-translation Japanese edition] ] , France [ [http://www.redroom.com/publishedwork/tideland-naive-editionsfrance-2006-translation French edition] ] , Greece, Italy [ [http://www.redroom.com/publishedwork/tideland-fazi-editoreitaly-2006-translation Italian edition] ] , Poland [ [http://www.redroom.com/publishedwork/kraina-traw-proszynski-i-sk-kapoland-2006-translation Polish edition] ] , Russia [ [http://www.redroom.com/publishedwork/tideland-azbookarussia-2006-translation Russian edition] ] and Korea [ [http://www.redroom.com/publishedwork/tideland-minumsasouth-korea-2008-translation Korean edition] ] .

In 1999, Cullin sent a pre-publication galley to Gilliam for a cover blurb, but Gilliam so liked what he read that he optioned the book with an eye to direct [ [http://www.smart.co.uk/dreams/tidecull.htm Cullin interview at Dreams] ] . The controversial film version was produced by Gabriella Martinelli and Jeremy Thomas for Capri Films and Recorded Picture Company, and was directed by Gilliam and shot in Canada in 2004. Cullin was given a brief cameo in the movie, contributed lyrics to the soundtrack [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410764/soundtrack Tideland soundtrack] ] , and the name "M. Cullin" appears on the mailbox at the farmhouse where much of the film takes place [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410764/trivia IMDB.com film triva page] ] . The script adaptation was written by Gilliam and screenwriter Tony Grisoni [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410764/ IMDB.com page] ] .

The writer/animator David Firth was influenced by "Tideland" when creating his cult series "Salad Fingers" [ [http://www.ferox.haxial.net/weblog/?p=1430 Salad Fingers vs. Tideland] ] .


ee also

* Fantasy
* Southern Gothic
* Southern literature
* Speculative Fiction

External links

* [http://www.mitchcullin.com/ Official website for author Mitch Cullin]
* [http://www.dufoureditions.com/Cullin.htm The novel's webpage with 1st chapter available to read]

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