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Things in the Night explores a world on the edge of disaster--plagued by mysterious power-outages and threatened by ominous conspiracies--juxtaposed against images and stories of unsurpassed beauty and tenderness. Beginning with the simple but moving words, "My Dear, I feel I owe you an explanation," and ending with the passionate, lyrical, and immensely sad, "Those were beautiful years, beautiful autumn days," this astounding novel, set in Estonia near the end of the millennium, is a hymn to the very best in the human imagination and a eulogy for what humans, at their worst, may destroy.

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S.Elliott, May 4, 2010 (view all comments by S.Elliott)
While I respect this book (and I do respect it tremendously), it took a lot out of me to try to follow what was happening and what it was about. I mean there are cannibals, a man trying to write a novel, 1o pages dedicated to holography, stream-of-consciousness mushroom hunting, cognitive cacti. The thread that ties the whole thing together is electricity — a metaphor for power that creates and destroys. Within the book, however, if you can read it like I tried to read it, is a clear image of the real beauty and deep despair in the Estonian people. And that’s what resonates with me the most — there is deep and fascinating insight in this book.
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S.Elliott, May 4, 2010 (view all comments by S.Elliott)
While I respect this book (and I do respect it tremendously), it took a lot out of me to try to follow what was happening and what it was about. I mean there are cannibals, a man trying to write a novel, 1o pages dedicated to holography, stream-of-consciousness mushroom hunting, cognitive cacti. The thread that ties the whole thing together is electricity — a metaphor for power that creates and destroys. Within the book, however, if you can read it like I tried to read it, is a clear image of the real beauty and deep despair in the Estonian people. And that’s what resonates with me the most — there is deep and fascinating insight in this book.
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ISBN:
9781564783882
Translator:
Dickens, Eric
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Translator:
Dickens, Eric
Author:
Unt, Mati
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Series:
Eastern European Literature
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
8.06x5.60x.94 in. .87 lbs.

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