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The Final Solution

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 160 Nombre de pages
Deep in the rural English countryside, an eighty-nine-year-old beekeeper--and one-time famous detective--becomes involved with nin... Lire la suite
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Description

Deep in the rural English countryside, an eighty-nine-year-old beekeeper--and one-time famous detective--becomes involved with nine-year-old Linus Steinman, a young refugee from Nazi Germany whose sole companion, an African grey parrot, spews out a mysterious series of German numbers that could hold the key to a dangerous secret. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

#8220;Infused with a graceful, elegiac atmosphere…wrought with innovative construction, glittering with epiphany…remarkable.”

Auteur

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.



Texte du rabat

Retired to the English countryside, an eighty-nine-year-old man, rumored to be 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 gray 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? Or do they hold a significance both more prosaic and far more sinister?

Though the solution may be beyond even the reach of the once-famous sleuth, the true story of the boy and his parrot is subtly revealed in a wrenching resolution.



Résumé

In The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, prose magician Michael Chabon conjured the golden age of comic books, interwining history, legend and story-telling verve. In The Final Solution, he has condensed his boundless vision to create 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 the locals as a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his bookkeeping than 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? Or do they hold a significance at once more prosaic and far more sinister?

Though the solution to this last case may be beyond even the reach of the once famed sleuth, the true story of the boy and his parrot is subtly revealed to the reader in a wrenching resolution to this brilliant homage. The Final Solution is a work from a master story-teller at the height of his powers.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Final Solution
Sous-titre: A Story of Detection
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Code EAN: 9780060777104
ISBN: 978-0-06-077710-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Harper Collins (US)
Genre: Romans policiers, thrillers et horreur
nombre de pages: 160
Année: 2005