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Flanagan, Richard - First Person

9781784707477 Flanagan, Richard - First Person

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Auteur: Richard Flanagan
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Titel: First Person
Taal: Engels
Uitgever: Vintage Publishing

Afmetingen: 25x198x128 mm
Gewicht: 283 gram
ISBN: 9781784707477
Jaar: 2018
Bindwijze: Paperback
Pagina's: 392
Genre: Fictie, Literatuur

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Young and penniless, Kif Kehlmann, is rung in the middle of the night by notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl proposes a deal: $10,000 for Kehlmann to ghostwrite his memoir in six weeks. Kehlmann accepts but soon begins to fear that he is being corrupted by Heidl. Is he ghostwriting a memoir, or is Heidl is rewriting him? As the deadline draws closer everything that is certain grows uncertain as he begins to wonder: who is Ziggy Heidl - and who is Kif Kehlmann?

The novel, with its switch backing recollections and cyclical dialogue, its penetrating scenes of birth and, eventually, death, is enigmatic and mesmerizing - The New Yorker

First Person is both comic and frightening. At times I caught a glimpse of Money-era Martin Amis in Flanagan's satirical asides on the Australian publishing industry... And there's a hint, too, of an epochal gloom that is redolent of the The Great Gatsby. Yet there are also passages touched with the virtuosity that shone so brightly in The Narrow Road that are pure Flanagan... Studded with sharp, breath-catching observations about the finite nature of life - Carl Wilkinson, Financial Times


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