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The Lamentations of Zeno
Author: Ilija Trojanow

ISBN: 9781784782191
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 22 June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 14.8 x 1.8
A literary story of climate disaster and a scientist imploding on a journey to the Antarctic.

German glacier expert Zeno Hintermeier is taking his last voyage to the Antarctic as a lecturer on board an international cruise ship. He attends to the curiosity of a privileged few as they marvel at the least explored continent and pay witness to its rapid degradation. In his early sixties, Zeno mourns the loss of his beloved glaciers, the disintegration of his loveless marriage, and the crumbling of his increasingly irrelevant career.

Increasingly desperate he hatches a horrifying plan, and driven to the brink, he is convinced that his only option is to shake his fellow passengers out of their complacency and send a wake-up call to the world. With poignant, playful prose, The Lamentations of Zeno is a portrait of a man in extremis, a haunting tale that looks at the greatest challenge of our age from a uniquely human angle.

About the Author

ILIJA TROJANOW is a German novelist and travel writer, the author of many book...

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