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Night Train to Lisbon

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Zusammenfassung Night Train to Lisbon follows Raimund Gregorius! a 57-year-old Classics scholar! on a journey that takes him across Europe. Abandoning his job and his life and travelling with a dusty old book as his talisman! he heads for Lisbon in search of clues to the life of the book's Portuguese author! Amadeu de Prado. As he gets swept up in his quest! he finds that the journey is also one of self-discovery! as he reencounters all the decisions he has made - and not made - in his life! and faces the roads not travelled. Informationen zum Autor Pascal Mercier was born in 1944 in Bern! Switzerland! and currently lives in Berlin! where he is a professor of philosophy. Night Train to Lisbon is his third novel! but his first that has been translated into English. Klappentext 'If you liked Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind ! you'll love international bestseller! Night Train to Lisbon .' Image Raimund Gregorius is a mild-mannered! middle-aged professor of ancient languages. One morning! as he is teaching! he is seized by a restlessness that drives him to abandon his classroom then and there - shocking his students! and surprising even himself. His unusual impulsiveness is driven by two chance encounters - with a mysterious Portuguese woman in a red coat; and with a book he finds hidden in a dusty corner of a second-hand bookshop! the journal of an enigmatic Portuguese aristocrat! Amadeu de Prado. With the book as his talisman! Raimund boards the night train to Lisbon on a journey to find out more about Prado! whose words haunt and compel him. Gradually! a picture of an extraordinary man emerges: a difficult! brilliant! charismatic figure! a doctor and a poet! and a rebel against Salazar's dictatorship. And as Prado's story comes to light so! too! Gregorius himself begins his life anew. Hurtling through the dark! Night Train to Lisbon is a rich tale! wonderfully told! propelled by the mystery at its heart. 'A meditative novel that builds uncanny power... Night Train to Lisbon maintains a remarkable immediacy that makes for a rare reading pleasure.' San Francisco Chronicle 'One reads this book almost breathlessly! hardly able to put it down... A handbook for the soul! mind and heart.' Die Welt ...


Pascal Mercier's haunting novel of the paths not taken, the choices not made, the lives not lived, Night Train to Lisbon has captured the hearts of readers across Europe, with over two million copies sold worldwide. 'A treat for the mind. One of the best books I have read in a long time.' Isabel Allende


Autoren Pascal Mercier
Mitarbeit Barbara Harshav (Übersetzung)
Verlag Atlantic Books
Sprache Englisch
Produktform Taschenbuch
Erschienen 01.02.2009
EAN 9781843547136
ISBN 978-1-84354-713-6
Abmessung 130 mm x 200 mm x 28 mm
Serien Atlantic Paperbacks
Atlantic Paperbacks
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