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The Final Solution: A Story Of Detection

Chabon, Michael

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ISBN 10: 006076340X / ISBN 13: 9780060763404
Published by Fourth Estate, New York, 2004
Condition: As New Hardcover
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In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. From the Pulitzer Prixe-winning author of 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay'. Re-imagining the classic nineteenth century detective novrl, the author tell the story of nine year old Linus Steinman who has escaped from Nazi Germany and his gray parrot who meet an old retired detective in the English countryside who's intrigued by the parrot who spits out a string of mysterioue numbers in German. Bookseller Inventory # 1002487

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Title: The Final Solution: A Story Of Detection

Publisher: Fourth Estate, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First American Edition, First Printing

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In the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, prose magician Michael Chabon conjured up the golden age of comic books -- intertwining history, legend, and storytelling verve. In The Final Solution, he has condensed his boundless vision to craft a short, suspenseful tale of compassion and wit that reimagines the classic nineteenth-century detective story.

In deep retirement in the English country-side, an eighty-nine-year-old man, vaguely recollected by locals as a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with his fellow man. Into his life wanders Linus Steinman, nine years old and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany with his sole companion: an African gray parrot. What is the meaning of the mysterious strings of German numbers the bird spews out -- a top-secret SS code? The keys to a series of Swiss bank accounts perhaps? Or something more sinister? Is the solution to this last case -- the real explanation of the mysterious boy and his parrot -- beyond even the reach of the once-famed sleuth?

Subtle revelations lead the reader to a wrenching resolution. This brilliant homage, which won the 2004 Aga Khan Prize for fiction, is the work of a master storyteller at the height of his powers.

About the Author:

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

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