The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot, his Wonderful Love and Terrible Hatred

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Around a marvellous love story, Vallgren paints a cast of grotesques in a magical and atmospheric tour of 19th Century Europe.

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CARL-JOHAN VALLGREN was born in 1964. He is the author of eight novels, of which The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-reading Monster Hercules Barefoot...was the first novel to be appear in English. His work has been translated into eleven languages. He lives in Stockholm.

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"* 'The story is charged, atmospheric, thought-provoking and bleakly skewed.' Toby Clements - Daily Telegraph * 'The story has an obsessive drive' Christopher Priest - Guardian * 'A Perfume for a new generation. Vallgren conveys readers through [Hercule and Henriette's] wonderful love as well as their terrible hatred with equal relish and aplomb. Tremendous' Time Out 'Challenging and shocking' Guardian 'The story is charged, atmospheric, thought-provoking and bleakly skewed' The Daily Telegraph"

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