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Undermajordomo Minor
Author: Patrick deWitt

ISBN: 9781847088727
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 22 June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.3 x 2.4
Description:
The raucous, poignant and spectacularly enjoyable novel by the author of Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Sisters Brothers .

Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, young and aimless, he is a compulsive liar and a melancholy weakling. When Lucy accepts employment assisting the majordomo of the remote, forbidding castle of the Baron Von Aux he meets thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and a puppy. He also meets Klara, a delicate beauty who is, unfortunately, already involved with an exceptionally handsome partisan soldier. Thus begins a tale of polite theft, bitter heartbreak, domestic mystery and cold-blooded murder in which every aspect of human behaviour is laid bare for our hero to observe. Lucy must stay safe, and protect his puppy, because someone or something is roaming the corridors of the castle late at night.

Undermajordomo Minor is a triumphant ink-black comedy of manners by the Man Booker shortlisted author of The Sisters Brothers. It is an adventure story, and a mystery, and a searing portrayal of ru...

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