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- DescriptionIn the Austrian state of Styria lies the Helianau Institute, a boarding school for children born with a mysterious condition kwn as Indigo syndrome. Anyone who comes near them immediately suffers from nausea and vertigo. Clemens Setz-a fictionalized doppelganger of the author-is a young math teacher who loses his job at the school after attempting to investigate the mysterious relocations of several children. Fourteen years later, Robert, a former student, discovers a newspaper article about Setz's acquittal for the murder of an animal abuser. Could there be a connection between this story, which continues to haunt Robert, and the puzzling events of the past? DeLillo-esque in its exploration of alienation and anxiety, Indigo weaves together bizarre historical anecdotes, such as Edison's electrocution of an elephant, with pop cultural marginalia and pseudoscience to create a literary work that makes its own laws ...rich in dialogue and variety, amusing and anecdotal, but also brutal and unfathomable (Der Spiegel).
- Author BiographyClemens J. Setz is the author of two previous novels and the winner of the Leipzig Book Fair Prize and the Ernst-Willner-Preis at the Ingeborg Bachmann Competition in 2008. He lives in Austria. Ross Benjaminis an acclaimed German-language translator. He lives in Nyack, New York.
- Author(s)Clemens J. Setz
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication06/01/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLiveright Publishing Corporation
- Weight590 g
- Width168 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Translated byRoss Benjamin
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