Eagerly awaited new novella by the much -acclaimed Michael Chabon, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Advertures of Kavalier and Clay.
In the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, prose magician Michael Chabon conjured up the golden age of comic books; intertwining history, legend, and storytelling verve. In The Final Solution, he has condensed his boundless vision to craft a short, suspenseful tale of compassion and wit that re-imagines the classic 19th-century detective story.
In deep retirement in the English countryside, an 89-year-old man, vaguely recollected by locals as a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with his fellow man. Into his life wanders Linus Steinman, nine-years-old and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany with his sole companion: an African grey parrot. What is the meaning of the mysterious strings of German numbers the bird spews out – a top-secret SS code? The keys to a series of Swiss bank accounts perhaps? Or something more sinister?
Is the solution to this last case – the real explanation of the mysterious boy and his parrot – beyond even the reach of the once-famed sleuth?
Subtle revelations lead the reader to a wrenching resolution. This brilliant homage is the work of a master storyteller at the height of his powers.
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Pulitzer Prize winner. A nice copy in good protective jacket.Review:
"On par with the best, most tightly written sections of Chabon's last novel, the marvelous The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay…exceptional." New York Times Book Review
"One of the best-written American novels published this fall…an experiment by a master." The New York Sun
"A profound pleasure." New York Magazine
"Chabon writes with plummy luxury…the language is luscious enough to lap up." The Washington Post
"Delightful…and deceptively profound…Chabon shows his greatness." The Courier-Journal
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Book Description Harper Collins Publ. UK, 2005. Book Condition: Neu. neu, noch in Schutzfolie, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag 200843 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 255. Bookseller Inventory # 321881
Book Description Fourth Estate Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007196024