The Stranger (Labyrinths of Echo Series #1)

The Stranger (Labyrinths of Echo Series #1)

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by Max Frei
     
 

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Max Frei's novels have been a literary sensation in Russia since their debut in 1996, and have bowled over the fantasy world.The Stranger will appeal to a broad coalition of delighted readers. Strike a chord with readers of all stripes. Fantasy, horror, philosophy, and dark comedy are all ingredients in this amazing work in which a sharp wit and a bewildering web

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Max Frei's novels have been a literary sensation in Russia since their debut in 1996, and have bowled over the fantasy world.The Stranger will appeal to a broad coalition of delighted readers. Strike a chord with readers of all stripes. Fantasy, horror, philosophy, and dark comedy are all ingredients in this amazing work in which a sharp wit and a bewildering web of clues opens up a Pandora's box of secrets.
Max Frei is a twenty-something loser-a big sleeper (during the day, that is-at night he can't catch a wink), a hardened smoker, and an uncomplicated glutton and loafer. But then he gets lucky. He contacts a parallel world in his dreams, where magic is a daily practice. Once a social outcast, he's now known in his new world as the "unequalled Sir Max." He's a member of the Department of Absolute Order, formed by a species of enchanted secret agents; his job is to solve cases more extravagant and unreal than one could imagine-a journey that will take Max down the winding paths of this strange and unhinged universe.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The whole effect is like a collaboration between Raymond Chandler and Gilbert and Sullivan-cheerfully noirish and disturbingly satirical." - Library Journal

"I've never looked forward to the publication of a book more than I did Max Frei's The Stranger...a fantastic book."-January Magazine

"The Stranger is a hugely enjoyable mix of madcap mirth and fantastical adventure." -California Literary Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590203316
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
Labryinths of Echo Series, #1
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,239,996
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Max Frei is the author of the internationally bestselling Labyrinths of Echo series, of which over two million copies have been sold in Russia alone, as well as books on literature and art. He lives in Lithuania.

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