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Tyll: Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020

Tyll: Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Kehlmann, Daniel
Translated by Benjamin, Ross

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'A masterly achievement, a work of imaginative grandeur and complete artistic control' Ian McEwan 'Brilliant and unputdownable' Salman Rushdie He's a trickster, a player, a jester. His handshake's like a pact with the devil, his smile like a crack in the clouds; he's watching you... now and he's gone when you turn. Tyll Ulenspiegel is here! In a village like every other village in Germany, a scrawny boy balances on a rope between two trees. He's practising. He practises by the mill, by the blacksmiths; he practises in the forest at night, where the Cold Woman whispers and goblins roam. When he comes out, he will never be the same. Tyll will escape the ordinary villages. In the mines he will defy death. On the battlefield he will run faster than cannonballs. In the courts he will trick the heads of state. As a travelling entertainer, his journey will take him across the land and into the heart of a never-ending war. A prince's doomed acceptance of the Bohemian throne has European armies lurching brutally for dominion and now the Winter King casts a sunless pall. Between the quests of fat counts, witch-hunters and scheming queens, Tyll dances his mocking fugue; exposing the folly of kings and the wisdom of fools. With macabre humour and moving humanity, Daniel Kehlmann lifts this legend from medieval German folklore and enters him on the stage of the Thirty Years' War. When citizens become the playthings of politics and puppetry, Tyll, in his demonic grace and his thirst for freedom, is the very spirit of rebellion - a cork in water, a laugh in the dark, a hero for all time.
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ISBN 9781529403664
Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529403664
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint riverrun
Released 11 Feb 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kehlmann, Daniel
Translated by Benjamin, Ross
Category Modern Fiction
Myth & Legend
Historical Fiction
European History
Myths & Mythology
Folklore
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 833.92
Weight 340g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Germany - Fiction - History - 1517-1648
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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