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Synopsis: In this gripping fable, a young man on an aimless journey crosses a border into a world of unexplained threats and terrifying violence.
Drawing readers in with a cool, oddly appealing bluntness, the narrator of The Society of Others launches a disturbingly surreal tale of his adventures in an unnamed country somewhere in Eastern Europe. His plan is to hitchhike through Europe without any destination, but like a character in a Kafka novel, he finds himself confronting a world that defies rational explanation and descending into an orgy of violence that threatens to destroy his power to control his identity.
Written with a pace and thrust of a thriller, The Society of Others is a stunning intellectual adventure, a moral fable bursting with art, poetry, music, and profound philosophical insight.
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The nameless narrator of The Society of Others is an alienated youngster who sees no meaning in life. He doesn't even see the point of getting out of bed in the morning. To get his nagging family off his back he embarks on an aimless hitchhiking adventure. When he is picked up on the highway on the way to the Channel Tunnel by a truck driver spouting Descartes and Kant, it seems as if he is at the start of a picaresque coming-of-age journey around Europe. But then the truck reaches the border of a repressive European state and the narrator watches in terror as the driver is tortured and killed by a sinister band of men in black bomber jackets. What was so dangerous to this country's regime in the cache of banned books he was smuggling in to the country?
With all the pace and thrust of a thriller, the hero is propelled into a dizzying sequence of increasingly terrifying Kafka-esque adventures, as he tried to understand the bloody struggle between the regime's secret police and a band of equally ruthless and fanatical freedom fighters, and his own role in that struggle. Written to be read at several different levels and to provoke debate, this novel is also a moral fairytale, bursting with art, poetry, music and ideas.
Title: The Society of Others
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Nan A. Talese, 2005. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91405475
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0385513275I3N10
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0385513275I3N10
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Bookseller Inventory # G0385513275I4N10
Book Description Nan A. Talese. Book Condition: Fair. Book Very Good. No Dust Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # O07C-wqca7503n
Book Description Book Condition: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Nan A. Talese Pub Date: 1/18/2005 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 240 first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 2300043
Book Description Book Condition: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Nan A. Talese Pub Date: 1/18/2005 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 240 first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 3498480
Book Description Nan A. Talese. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0385513275 Used; Book in good condition. May have markings, inscription and signs of wear. Ships fast with tracking!. Bookseller Inventory # 9780385513272
Book Description Nan A. Talese, 2005. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. Bought new, read once. Unclipped; 1.1 x 8.27 x 5.98 Inches; 240 pages Very Good+ DJ. Clean, tight & attractive. Bookseller Inventory # 59704
Book Description Doubleday & Company, Inc., 2005. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Trade Paperback - VG - Book is clean and tight with light wear - ARC - First Edition - 224 pages. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). Bookseller Inventory # 237021