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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
Literaire fictie algemeen
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Michael Chabon

Final Solution

€ 14.95

In the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & 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 remembered by locals as a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with other people. 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.

The author:
Michael Chabon is the author of the short stories A Model World and Werewolves in their Youth. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire and Playboy. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

Text in English


Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
128 pagina's
Januari 2005
104 gram
196 x 129 x 12 mm
HarperCollins Publishers us
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