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The club : a novel

Author: Takis Würger; Charlotte Collins
Publisher: New York, NY : Grove Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Grove Atlantic hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"The Club is a blistering, timely, and gripping novel set at Cambridge University, centering around an all-male dining club for the most privileged and wealthy young men at Cambridge and following an outsider who exposes the dark secrets of this group, the Pitt Club. As a boy, Hans Stichler enjoys a fable-like childhood among the rolling hills and forests of North Germany, living an idyll that seems uninterruptable.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
German fiction
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Würger, Takis, 1985-
Club.
New York : Grove Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018058538
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Takis Würger; Charlotte Collins
ISBN: 9780802128966 0802128963 9780802148322 0802148328
OCLC Number: 1042108632
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Subtitle from dust jacket.
"First published in German as Der Club by Kein & Aber AG in 2017"--Title page verso.
"March 2019"--Title page verso.
Description: 212 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Club.
Responsibility: Takis Würger ; translated from the German by Charlotte Collins.

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