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Imperium : A Fiction of the South Seas (Reprint) (Paperback) (Christian Kracht)

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Winner of the Wilhelm Raabe Literature PrizeOne of Publishers Weekly's Ten Best Books of 2015A Huffington Post Best Fiction Book of the YearIn 1902, a radical vegetarian and nudist from Nuremberg named August Engelhardt set sail for what was then called the Bismarck Archipelago. His destination: the island of Kabakon. His goal: to establish a colony based on worship of the sun and coconuts. His malnourished body was found on the beach on Kabakon in 1919; he was forty-three years old.

In his first novel to be translated into English, internationally bestselling author Christian Kracht uses the outlandish details of Engelhardt’s life to craft a fable about the allure of extremism and its fundamental foolishness. “A Melvillean masterpiece of the South Seas” (Jonathan Sturgeon, Flavorwire), Imperium is funny, bizarre, shocking, and poignant---sometimes all on the same page.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 179
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Christian Kracht
Language: English
Street Date: November 8, 2016
TCIN: 51939691
UPC: 9781250097477
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-2587
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