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The Society of Others

Nicholson, William

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ISBN 10: 0385606826 / ISBN 13: 9780385606820
Editorial: Doubleday, London, 2004
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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A true UK first edition / first printing, with the full numberline 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 . This is the scarce proof copy of this powerful novel, about an unhappy young man who tries to escape his problems by hitch-hiking across Europe. The author is an acclaimed playwrite and screenwriter (he was co-writer on the films 'Shadowlands' and 'Gladiator'). N° de ref. de la librería 001168

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Título: The Society of Others

Editorial: Doubleday, London

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Trade Paperback

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First Edition

Tipo de libro: Galley/Proof

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Cool, clear-eyed, and bluntly cynical, the young narrator of The Society of Others embarks on a journey without a destination. He hitchhikes through Europe only to find himself in a mystifying country where terrorists are inexplicably after him, and so is a sinister government. In a surreal landscape where people are shot to death without reason and social control runs deep, he must learn who to trust–and what to stand for. Fast paced and provocative, a gripping philosophical thriller, The Society of Others is an ingenious meditation on the nature of contemporary innocence and identity.

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New fiction from the screenwriter of the Academy Award-winning Gladiator.
The nameless narrator of The Society of Others is an alienated youngster who sees no meaning in life. He doesn't even see the point of getting out of bed in the morning. To get his nagging family off his back he embarks on an aimless hitchhiking adventure. When he is picked up on the highway on the way to the Channel Tunnel by a truck driver spouting Descartes and Kant, it seems as if he is at the start of a picaresque coming-of-age journey around Europe. But then the truck reaches the border of a repressive European state and the narrator watches in terror as the driver is tortured and killed by a sinister band of men in black bomber jackets. What was so dangerous to this country's regime in the cache of banned books he was smuggling in to the country?
With all the pace and thrust of a thriller, the hero is propelled into a dizzying sequence of increasingly terrifying Kafka-esque adventures, as he tried to understand the bloody struggle between the regime's secret police and a band of equally ruthless and fanatical freedom fighters, and his own role in that struggle. Written to be read at several different levels and to provoke debate, this novel is also a moral fairytale, bursting with art, poetry, music and ideas.

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