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The Swordfish is ostensibly the story of a summer moment in the lives, fantasies, and sensibilities of Martin, a seven year-old boy, his single mother, and the village headmaster. A senseless murder is committed and it affects Martin most of all. His fertile imagination inspires him to identify with the swordfish, as well as Clint Eastwood and Jesus Christ. With a masterfully light touch, Claus brings his readers into contact with the perplexing matters of loss, truth, religion, desire, and passion. Chosen for the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works.

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During the cause of an idyllic summer's day in the country a senseless crime is committed. In its wake, fantasies and passions, desire and loss unite the destinies of the villagers. Most affected is young Martin: his fertile imagination inspires him to identify now with the swordfish—terror of the seas—now with Clint Eastwood, but above all with Jesus Christ.

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ISBN:
9780720609851
Translator:
Levitt, Ruth
Author:
Levitt, Ruth
Author:
Claus, Hugo
Author:
Levitt, Ruth
Publisher:
Peter Owen Publishers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
188
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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During the cause of an idyllic summer's day in the country a senseless crime is committed. In its wake, fantasies and passions, desire and loss unite the destinies of the villagers. Most affected is young Martin: his fertile imagination inspires him to identify now with the swordfish—terror of the seas—now with Clint Eastwood, but above all with Jesus Christ.
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