"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 Praise for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay: 'An adventure story that keeps you up until 4am with the bedside lamp on, eager to learn if the Escapist, and Chabon himself, can free the enslaved and lead them home.' Observer 'Proof of the abiding power of complex, serious, engaged, but above all entertaining story-telling.' TLS 'A novel of towering achievement.' New York Times 'Absolutely gosh-wow, super-colossal.' Washington Post Praise for Wonder Boys: 'The natural exuberance and extravagance of Chabon's writing is matched by dazzling wit.' Sunday Telegraph 'Wonder Boys is a superb creation, a raucously comic yet deeply lyrical work.' Sunday TimesFrom the Publisher:
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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Descripción Harper Collins Publ. UK, 2005. Estado de conservación: Neu. neu, noch in Schutzfolie, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag 200772 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 255. Nº de ref. de la librería 321881
Descripción Fourth Estate Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0007196024