The Grand Complication

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Alexander Short is a stylish young reference librarian. With his job in jeopardy and his marriage coming apart, Alexander meets the improbably named Henry James Jesson III, a book-lover who hires the librarian for some after-hours research. His task: to complete a cabinet of curiosities chronicling the life of a mysterious eighteenth-century inventor. As the investigation heats up, Alexander realizes there are many more secrets lurking in Jesson's cloistered world than those found inside his elegant Manhattan town house-

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"This attention to detail lends a satisfying completeness to the novel. Kurzweil also displays the journalists ability to explore varied subjects making this an engaging story that deftly and wittily satiates at every level." (Times Play)

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A wonderfully entertaining tour-de-force of a novel, reminiscent of Mark Danielewski’s House of Leaves in its wit, humour and sheer brio.

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