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Shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction PrizeA novel of philosophy and love- politics and waltzes- history and the here-and-now- Andres Neumans Traveller of the Century is a journey into the soul of Europe- penned by one of the most exciting South-American writers of our time.Every year hundreds of books are published but rarely comes a book that reminds us of why we loved reading in the first place- that innermost quest for words and dreams. Traveller of the Century is a literary gem Elif ShafakA traveller stops off for the night in the mysterious city of Wandernburg. He intends to leave the following day- but the city begins to ensnare him with its strange- shifting geography.When Hans befriends an old organ grinder- and falls in love with Sophie- the daughter of a local merchant- he finds it impossible to leave. Through a series of memorable encounters with starkly different characters- Neuman takes the reader on a hypothetical journey back into post-Napoleonic Europe- subtly evoking its parallels with our modern era.At the heart of the novel lies the love story between Sophie and Hans. They are both translators- and between dictionaries and bed- bed and dictionaries-they gradually build up their own fragile common language. Through their relationship Neuman explores the idea that all love is an act of translation- and that all translation is an act of love.A beautiful- accomplished novel: as ambitious as it is generous- as moving as it is smart - Juan Gabriel Vasquez- GuardianA big- utterly captiv... Please click here to ask a question
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