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- DescriptionThe day is Friday, May 22, 2032. On this day, the day after his ninety-fourth birthday, a man is sitting in a beautiful garden. It is a paradise where he often played during his childhood, and it is here that he is recording the story of his adventures with Mr Adamson. In the course of this compelling vel from Swiss author Urs Widmer, this man narrates his unusual story to his granddaughter, Anni. While he recounts his life, he is also waiting-waiting for the arrival of this very Mr. Adamson, whom he has t seen since the age of eight. Even then it was a mysterious encounter - a glimpse into realms that rmally remain concealed to the living. For Mr. Adamson died at the very moment when our narrator was born, and he will soon return to escort the ninety-four-year-old narrator into ather paradise. Told with Urs Widmer's signature humor, genius, and lively imagination, Mr Adamson is a superb story and a spellbinding book. With its vitality and zest for life, it manages to hold at bay that scandal we must all face in our lives: death. It includes praise for Widmer.
- Author BiographyUrs Widmer (1938-2014) was a Swiss novelist, playwright, essayist, and short story writer and the cofounder of Verlag der Autoren, an author-owned publishing house focusing on texts related to the performing arts. His other books include The Blue Soda Siphon and My Father's Book, also published by Seagull Books. Donal McLaughlin specializes in translating contemporary Swiss fiction. He has translated more than one hundred writers for the New Swiss Writing anthologies.
- Author(s)Urs Widmer
- PublisherSeagull Books London Ltd
- Date of Publication19/06/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleSB - The Swiss List
- Place of PublicationGreenford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSeagull Books London Ltd
- Weight417 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Translated byDonal McLaughlin
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