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A ladder to the sky

Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018. ©2018
Series: Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large Print editionView all editions and formats
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Aspiring writer Maurice Swift, whose desire for fame exceeds his talent, uses a chance meeting with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann in a West Berlin hotel in 1988 to obtain secrets about Ackermann's wartime activities, which becomes material for his first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Large type books
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Boyne
ISBN: 9781432859725 1432859722
OCLC Number: 1057238437
Description: 583 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice.
Responsibility: by John Boyne.

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Aspiring writer Maurice Swift, whose desire for fame exceeds his talent, uses a chance meeting with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann in a West Berlin hotel in 1988 to obtain secrets about Ackermann's wartime activities, which becomes material for his first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall.

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