The hidden keys
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The hidden keys

ANDRE ALEXIS
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The hidden keys

ANDRE ALEXIS

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Résumé
Giller Prize winner André Alexis's contemporary take on the quest narrative is an instant classic. Parkdale's Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, and it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and help her solve the puzzle. A Japanese screen, a painting that plays music, a bottle of aquavit, a framed poem and a model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater: Tancred is lured in to this beguiling quest, and even though Willow dies before the puzzle is solved, he presses on. As he tracks down the treasure, he must enlist the help ofAlexander von Wurfel, conceptual artist and taxidermist to the wealthy, and fend off Willow's heroin dealers, a young albino named 'Nigger' Colby and his sidekick, Sigismund 'Freud' Luxemburg, a clubfooted psychopath, both of whom are eager to get their hands on this supposed pot of gold. And he must mislead Detective Daniel Mandelshtam, his most adored friend. Inspired by a reading of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, The HiddenKeys questions what it means to be honorable, what it means to be faithful and what it means to sin.
Détails
Titre
The hidden keys
Auteur
Prix
19,95 $
Collection
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Anglais/English
Date de publication
2016-09-19
ISBN
9781552453254
Code Interne
2106180
Numéro de produit
11550702

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