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Compass - Reprint by Mathias Enard (Paperback)

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On the shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker International PrizeAs night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life: his ongoing fascination with the Middle East and his numerous travels to Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, and Tehran, as well as the various writers, artists, musicians, academics, orientalists, and explorers who populate this vast dreamscape. At the center of these memories is his elusive, unrequited love, Sarah, a fiercely intelligent French scholar caught in the intricate tension between Europe and the Middle East.With exhilarating prose and sweeping erudition, Mathias Énard pulls astonishing elements from disparate sources—nineteenth-century composers and esoteric orientalists, Balzac and Agatha Christie—and binds them together in a most magical way.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 447
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Mathias Enard
Language: English
Street Date: March 27, 2018
TCIN: 53064279
UPC: 9780811227476
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-3930
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