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Publisher Comments:

Compulsively readable yet deeply disturbing. . . . To read Engleby is to be carried in the arms of a master.

--The Denver Post

A cold, clever book about a cold, clever character. . . . Sebastian Faulks will soon be known as one of the most versatile writers at work today-and one of the most entertaining.

--The New York Observer

Beware: Engleby is no ordinary whodunit. . . . With artistry and skill, Faulks] turns a would-be murder mystery into a meditation on consciousness.

--The Washington Post

Engleby himself-funny, fiercely intelligent, unreliable, arrogant and solipsistic-is an intriguing . . . mesmerizing creation.

--San Francisco Chronicle

Engleby is a verbal performance, and Faulks jacks up the degree of difficulty by choosing to impersonate a brilliant, manic young sociopath. . . . Dazzlingly ironic, Nabokovian modernism.

--The New York Times

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Synopsis:

Narrator Mike Engleby, a second-year university student, describes his life through adolescence in the 1970s, as he suffers bouts of memory loss and reveals up front that he may or may not have committed the brutal murder of his classmate, Jennifer Arkland, the young woman with whom he has become fixated and who has vanished mysteriously. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Sebastian Faulks worked as a journalist for fourteen years before taking up writing full-time in 1991. In 1995 he was voted Author of the Year by the British Book Awards for Birdsong, his fourth novel and his second, following A Fool's Alphabet, to be published in the United States. He is also the author of Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Charlotte Gray, The Fatal Englishman, and The Girl at the Lion d'Or. He lives in London with his wife and three children.

www.sebastianfaulks.com

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks worked as a journalist for fourteen years before taking up writing full-time in 1991. In 1995 he was voted Author of the Year by the British Book Awards for Birdsong, his fourth novel and his second, following A Fool's Alphabet, to be published in the United States. He is also the author of Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Charlotte Gray, The Fatal Englishman, and The Girl at the Lion d'Or. He lives in London with his wife and three children.

www.sebastianfaulks.com

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307472687
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Faulks, Sebastian
Author:
Sebastian Faulks
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Self-perception
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080909
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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Engleby
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Product details 336 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307472687 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Narrator Mike Engleby, a second-year university student, describes his life through adolescence in the 1970s, as he suffers bouts of memory loss and reveals up front that he may or may not have committed the brutal murder of his classmate, Jennifer Arkland, the young woman with whom he has become fixated and who has vanished mysteriously. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Sebastian Faulks worked as a journalist for fourteen years before taking up writing full-time in 1991. In 1995 he was voted Author of the Year by the British Book Awards for Birdsong, his fourth novel and his second, following A Fool's Alphabet, to be published in the United States. He is also the author of Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Charlotte Gray, The Fatal Englishman, and The Girl at the Lion d'Or. He lives in London with his wife and three children.

www.sebastianfaulks.com

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