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Winner of the Prix Medicis, this multifaceted literary novel follows the Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher across 17th century Europe and Eleazard von Wogau, a retired French correspondent, through modern Brazil.
When Eleazard begins editing a strange, unpublished biography of Kircher, the rest of his life seems to begin unraveling--his ex-wife goes on a dangerous geological expedition to Mato Grosso; his daughter abandons school to travel with her young professor and her lesbian lover to an indigenous beach town, where the trio use drugs and form interdependent sexual relationships; and Eleazard himself starts losing his sanity, escalated by loneliness, and his work on the biography. Patterns begin to emerge from these interwoven narratives, which develop toward a mesmerizing climax.
Shortlisted for the Goncourt Prize and the European Book Award, and already translated into 14 languages, "Where Tigers Are At Home" is large-scale epic, at once literary and entertaining, that belongs in the company of Umberto Eco and Haruki Murakami.
|Contributed by:||Mitchell, Mike|
|Publisher:||Other Press, LLC|
|Publish Date:||Mar 05, 2013|
|Number of Pages:||832|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||2.85|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||9.6 x 6.7 x 2.0|
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