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The voyage of the short serpent

Author: Bernard Du Boucheron
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an elegant, compulsive, and increasingly unhinged style, du Boucheron describes how the crew of The Short Serpent slowly succumb to the filth and depravity of New Thule. This work is a masterpiece about mutable human morality in inhuman conditions - a story about truth, obsession, and the myth of utopia.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Du Boucheron
ISBN: 9780715637760 0715637762
OCLC Number: 310156279
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Awards: Winner of Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie Francaise 2004
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Bernard du Boucheron ; translated from the French by Hester Velmans.

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The time is the Middle Ages, the place is Greenland. Inquisitor Montanus has been assigned to reclaim the lost colony of New Thule for the Catholic Church. Perched on the top of the world, New Thule  Read more...

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'Eccentric, slightly maddened and often brutally funny ... A tour de force'- New York Times. 'Prose as spare as the frozen landscape ... The novel reads as if Cormac McCarthy channeled Jack London - Read more...

 
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