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Strange Country

#2 Life of the Elves

Muriel Barbery



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28 April 2020
From the author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which spent 54 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, this literary fantasy is for fans of Atwood, Ishiguro and David Mitchell.

During the longest war humankind has endured, two young Spanish officers abandon their post to follow the charismatic Petrus across a bridge only he can see.

In a place of lingering mists, poetry, music and natural wonders, the fate of our world and its living creatures will be decided. Yet this world too is under threat. Will harmony and beauty prevail over darkness and death? An ode to the power of the imagination, the sequel to The Life of Elves echoes our own global border disputes and climate disaster. A Strange Country, by the author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, is a literary fantasy for fans of Kazuo Ishiguro, Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell.
By:   Muriel Barbery
Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   436g
ISBN:   9781922268983
ISBN 10:   1922268984
Series:   Life of the Elves
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   28 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Muriel Barbery is the author of the bestselling The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Gourmet Rhapsody and The Life of Elves. She has lived in Kyoto, Amsterdam and Paris, and now lives in the French countryside.

Reviews for Strange Country (#2 Life of the Elves)

'Barbery revels in the lavishing of its many moments of weird lucidity it also beguiles. It's then that Barbery explores the mystical connections between nature, art and the human heart with vividness and clarity.' * New York Times on The Life of Elves * 'Muriel Barbery allows us to reconnect with our share of dreams, of poetry. To enter her world is to experience true enchantment.' * Madame Figaro * 'A homage to the power of story...A tour de force with many inspired and delightful touches...Irresistible.' * Australian on The Life of Elves * 'A remarkable adventure and a philosophical novel, A Strange Country sings the praises of imagination and inventiveness.' * La Grande Librairie *

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