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McCarthy, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0224090208 / ISBN 13: 9780224090209
Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 2010
Condition: Fine No Binding
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Signed by the author on the title page. First British Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. McCarthy's third novel, shortlisted for Man Booker Prize. 312pp. Black pictorial paper boards, white ink spine and front cover lettering, glossy illustrated end papers, clear acetate pictorial dust jacket with publisher's price of GBP16.99 intact. A nice clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001833

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Title: C

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

An epochal saga from the acclaimed author of Remainder, C takes place in the early years of the twentieth century and ranges from western England to Europe to North Africa.

Serge Carrefax spends his childhood at Versoie House, where his father teaches deaf children to speak when he's not experimenting with wireless telegraphy. Sophie, Serge's sister and only connection to the world at large, takes outrageous liberties with Serge's young body — which may explain the unusual sexual predilections that haunt him for the rest of his life. After recuperating from a mysterious illness at a Bohemian spa, Serge serves in World War I as a radio operator. C culminates in a bizarre scene in an Egyptian catacomb where all Serge's paths and relationships at last converge.

Tom McCarthy's mesmerizing, often hilarious accomplishment effortlessly blends the generational breadth of Ian McEwan with the postmodern wit of Thomas Pynchon and marks a writer rapidly becoming one of the most significant and original voices of his generation.

About the Author:

TOM McCARTHY was born in 1969 and lives in London. He is known in the art world for the reports, manifestos and media interventions he has made as general secretary of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a semi-fictitious avant-garde network. His first novel was Remainder and, in 2006, he published Tintin and the Secret of Literature.

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