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At a lake within a lake in Finland, improvisationists compete in an Olympiad of extemporaneous narratives amid charges of plagiarism, intensifying rivalries, and the possibility of KGB interference
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Thomas (The White Hotel) calls this an "improvisational novel." It is set at a fictional Olympiad in Finland, where competitors spontaneously narrate long, intricate tales that are judged for artistic quality. PW gave Swallow sevens and eights, remarking, "The sometimes slight fictions cannot always support the controlling intention, but the ambitious enterprise is refreshingly imaginative, a nimble exercise in literary levitation." December
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Book Description Viking ., 1984. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: new. New cloth. Seller Inventory # 0593
Book Description Viking, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: New. Tight uread copy. Seller Inventory # 67189
Book Description Viking Penguin, Inc., 1984. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0670686093
Book Description Viking Penguin, Inc., 1984. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0670686093