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- DescriptionWhat might have been, in less talented hands, an amusing literary thriller is, in Mercier's prose . . . something far more complex. Alberto Manguel, The Guardian (UK) Night Train to Lisbon, a tremendous international best seller, established Pascal Mercier as one of the most striking European voices in recent years, a writer whose finely wrought language and suspenseful narratives captivate readers' hearts and minds while equally quickening their pulses. Now, in Perlmann s Silence, Mercier returns with a deft psychological portrait of a man striving to get his life back on track in the wake of his beloved wife s death. Philipp Perlmann is a prominent linguist who's come to a picturesque seaside town near Gea to speak at a gathering of rewned international colleagues. Derailed by grief over his wife's sudden death in an accident, Perlmann is longer confident of his professional standing, and writing his keyte address seems like an insurmountable task. As the deadline approaches, Perlmann realizes that he will have thing to present to his expectant colleagues. Panic sets in and he decides to plagiarize the work of Leskov, a Russian colleague who was unable to attend. But when Leskov s imminent arrival is anunced and threatens to expose Perlmann as a fraud, Perlmann s mounting desperation drives him to the brink of murder. An exquisite, captivating portrait of a mind slowly unraveling, Perlmann s Silence is a brilliant, textured meditation on the complex interplay between language and memory, and the depths of the human psyche.
- Author BiographyA professor of philosophy, Pascal Mercier was born in 1944 in Bern, Switzerland. Perlmann s Silence is his second novel to be translated into English, following the bestselling Night Train to Lisbon. He currently lives in Berlin.
- Author(s)Pascal Mercier
- PublisherGrove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
- Date of Publication21/02/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGrove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
- Weight680 g
- Width150 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine48 mm
- Translated byShaun Whiteside
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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