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The pigeon

Author: Patrick Süskind
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Jonathan Noel-already past fifty, with the last payment for his tiny attic room only months away, and his life's plan laid out ahead of him-opens his door one morning to find a pigeon in the landing. This atom-splitting disruption in the orderly existence of a most anxious creature of habit precipitates a series of crises that are as moving and dismaying as they are funny. Teetering precariously on the edge of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Süskind, Patrick.
Pigeon.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1988
(OCoLC)614506130
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Süskind
ISBN: 0394563158 9780394563152
OCLC Number: 17479877
Notes: Translation of: Die Taube.
Description: 115 p. ; 19 cm.
Other Titles: Taube.
Responsibility: by Patrick Süskind ; translated from the German by John E. Woods.

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Jonathan Noel-already past fifty, with the last payment for his tiny attic room only months away, and his life's plan laid out ahead of him-opens his door one morning to find a pigeon in the landing. This atom-splitting disruption in the orderly existence of a most anxious creature of habit precipitates a series of crises that are as moving and dismaying as they are funny. Teetering precariously on the edge of madness, Jonathan careens headlong on a journey of the self that leads him-and us-from terrror to redemption, from darkness to light, to an emotional resolution that offers further proof of a virtuoso writer's extraordinary art.

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