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Transparent Things

  • List Price: $13.00
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  • Seller:Kmart13524
  • Sales Rank:272,194
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reissue
  • Pages:128
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0
  • Dimensions (in):8 x 5.2 x 0.3
  • Publication Date:October 23, 1989
  • ISBN:0679725415
  • EAN:9780679725411
  • ASIN:0679725415
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Synopsis
"Transparent Things revolves around the four visits of the hero--sullen, gawky Hugh Person--to Switzerland . . .  As a young publisher, Hugh is sent to interview R., falls in love with Armande on the way, wrests her, after  multiple humiliations, from a grinning Scandinavian and returns to NY with his bride. . . . Eight years later--following a murder, a period of madness and a brief imprisonment--Hugh makes a lone sentimental journey to wheedle out his past. . . . The several strands of dream, memory, and time [are] set off against the literary theorizing of R. and, more centrally, against the world of observable objects."  --Martin Amis

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