Night Train To Lisbon

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Night Train To Lisbon

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Night Train to Lisbon tells the story of Raimund Gregorius, a Latin teacher at a Swiss college who one day - after a chance encounter with a mysterious Portuguese woman - abandons his old life to start a new one. He takes the night train to Lisbon and carries with him a book by Amadeu de Prado, a (fictional) Portuguese doctor and essayist whose writings explore the ideas of loneliness, mortality, death, friendship, love, and loyalty. Special Features: Library Journal vol. 133 iss. 1 p. 85 (c) 01/15/2008 Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss professor of classical languages, is crossing a rainy bridge in Bern when a mysterious woman writes a phone number on his forehead and utters a single word in Portuguese. Later that day, he wanders into a bookstore and finds himself drawn to a Portuguese book titled A Goldsmith of Words , self-published in Lisbon 30 years earlier. These unexplained and seemingly unrelated events conspire to tear myopic bookworm Gregorius out of his solitary and unvarying existence and send him to Lisbon in search of both the woman and Amadeu de Prado, the books (fictional) author. This third novel by the pseudonymous Mercier caused a sensation in Europe and spent 140 weeks on the German best-sellers lists, feats unlikely to be duplicated in the United States because of the books slow pacing. Patient readers will be rewarded, however, by the involving, unpredictable, and well-constructed plot and Merciers virtuosic orchestration of a large and memorable cast of characters. As the stories of Gregorius and de Prado draw together, this becomes a moving meditation on the defining moments in our lives, the silent explosions that change everything. Recommended for all fiction collections.?Forest Turner, Suffolk Cty. House of Correction Lib., Boston ?

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Night Train to Lisbon tells the story of Raimund Gregorius, a Latin teacher at a Swiss college who one day - after a chance encounter with a mysterious Portuguese woman - abandons his old life to start a new one. He takes the night train to Lisbon and carries with him a book by Amadeu de Prado, a (fictional) Portuguese doctor and essayist whose writings explore the ideas of loneliness, mortality, death, friendship, love, and loyalty. Special Features: Library Journal vol. 133 iss. 1 p. 85 (c) 01/15/2008 Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss professor of classical languages, is crossing a rainy bridge in Bern when a mysterious woman writes a phone number on his forehead and utters a single word in Portuguese. Later that day, he wanders into a bookstore and finds himself drawn to a Portuguese book titled A Goldsmith of Words , self-published in Lisbon 30 years earlier. These unexplained and seemingly unrelated events conspire to tear myopic bookworm Gregorius out of his solitary and unvarying existence and send him to Lisbon in search of both the woman and Amadeu de Prado, the books (fictional) author. This third novel by the pseudonymous Mercier caused a sensation in Europe and spent 140 weeks on the German best-sellers lists, feats unlikely to be duplicated in the United States because of the books slow pacing. Patient readers will be rewarded, however, by the involving, unpredictable, and well-constructed plot and Merciers virtuosic orchestration of a large and memorable cast of characters. As the stories of Gregorius and de Prado draw together, this becomes a moving meditation on the defining moments in our lives, the silent explosions that change everything. Recommended for all fiction collections.?Forest Turner, Suffolk Cty. House of Correction Lib., Boston ?
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Title Night Train To Lisbon Height 214.12 mm
Mercier Pascal , MercierPascal Width 148.59 mm
ISBN-13 9780802165091 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0802165095 Spine Width 18.54 mm
Publisher Perseus Publishers Pages 438
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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