Compass

Mathias Enard (Author) Charlotte Mandell (Translator)
Available

Description

As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life: his ongoing fascination with the Middle East and his numerous travels to Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, and Tehran, as well as the various writers, artists, musicians, academics, Orientalists, and explorers who populate this vast dreamscape. At the centre of these memories is his elusive, unrequited love, Sarah, a fiercely intelligent French scholar caught in the intricate tension between Europe and the Middle East. An immersive, nocturnal, musical novel, full of generous erudition and bittersweet humour, COMPASS is a journey and a declaration of admiration, a quest for the otherness inside us all and a hand reaching out - like a bridge between West and East, yesterday and tomorrow. Winner of the 2015 Prix Goncourt, this is Mathias Enard's most ambitious novel since ZONE.

Product Details

Price
£14.99  £13.94
Publisher
Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publish Date
22 March 2017
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781910695234

Earn By Promoting Books

Earn money by sharing your favourite books through our Affiliate programme.

Become an Affiliate