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The manual of detection : a novel

Author: Jedediah Berry
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This debut novel weaves the kind of mannered fantasy that might result if Wes Anderson were to adapt Kafka."--The New Yorker Reminiscent of imaginative fiction from Jorge Luis Borges to Jasper Fforde yet dazzlingly original, The Manual of Detection marks the debut of a prodigious young talent. Charles Unwin toils as a clerk at a huge, imperious detective agency located in an unnamed city always slick with rain.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Detective and mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)430051421
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jedediah Berry
ISBN: 9781101019962 1101019964
OCLC Number: 883300204
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Jedediah Berry.

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"This debut novel weaves the kind of mannered fantasy that might result if Wes Anderson were to adapt Kafka."--The New Yorker Reminiscent of imaginative fiction from Jorge Luis Borges to Jasper Fforde yet dazzlingly original, The Manual of Detection marks the debut of a prodigious young talent. Charles Unwin toils as a clerk at a huge, imperious detective agency located in an unnamed city always slick with rain. When Travis Sivart, the agency's most illustrious detective, is murdered, Unwin is suddenly promoted and must embark on an utterly bizarre quest for the missing investigator that leads him into the darkest corners of his soaking, somnolent city. What ensues is a noir fantasy of exquisite craftsmanship, as taut as it is mind- blowing, that draws readers into a dream world that will change what they think about how they think.

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