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In Search of Klingsor

Volpi, Jorge

ISBN 10: 1841153885 / ISBN 13: 9781841153889
Published by Fourth Estate, 2003
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First printing of the 2003 Fourth Estate London edition, in excellent, near-pristine condition, with VG+ dust jacket (slight handling, wear at corner tips). 402 pages. Unmarked, excepting a small ink mark on the bottom page edges. The dust jacket depicts a man in fedora walking behind soldiers. [1.7 lbs]. Bookseller Inventory # 43049

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Title: In Search of Klingsor

Publisher: Fourth Estate

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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In his international bestseller In Search of Klingsor, Jorge Volpi takes us from the Institute of Advanced Study to the heart of Hitler's Germany, where the line between truth and lies is all but dissolved.Mysterious, seductive, and immediately engrossing, this startlingly accomplished thriller explores the nexus between science and human nature and how they shaped the world in the aftermath of World War II.

In 1940, Francis Bacon, a brilliant young American physicist, is invited to join the prestigious institute at Princeton, the world's foremost physics research facility. But a series of personal indiscretions forces him to accept a different, more sinister, assignment: uncover "Klingsor," Hitler's top adviser on the scientific work in the Third Reich, including the race to create the first atomic bomb.

Bacon's efforts to expose the truth lead him to Gustav Links, a survivor of the attempted coup against Hitler. With Link's help, he continues researching postwar Germany -- in an era when a secret was really a secret and a lie wasn't necessarily a sin -- and falls into a complicated relationship with an alluring woman. His search for Klingsor, an ominous and seemingly omnicient adversary, is part mystery, part psychological puzzle, part witty intellectual game. In Search of Klingsor places real people in speculative historical fiction, combining the ingenuity of a scientific investigation with the suspense of a great espionage novel.

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An author, scholar and diplomat, Jorge Volpi has a BA in Law and a Master's in Mexican Literature. He is the author of nine novels and collections and is currently the cultural attache and director of the Mexican Culture Institute in Paris.

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