Perlmann's Silence

Product Number: EB00641069
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802194862
Publisher: Grove Press
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A tremendous international success and a huge favorite with booksellers and critics, Pascal Mercier's Night Train to Lisbon has been one of the best-selling literary European novels in recent years. Now, in Perlmann's Silence, the follow up to his triumphant North American debut, Pascal Mercier delivers a deft psychological portrait of a man striving to get his life back on track in the wake of his beloved wife's death. Philipp Perlmann, prominent linguist and speaker at a gathering of renowned international academics in a picturesque seaside town near Genoa, is struggling to maintain his grip on reality. Derailed by grief and no longer confident of his professional standing, writing his keynote address seems like an insurmountable task, and, as the deadline approaches, Perlmann realizes that he will have nothing to present. Terror-stricken, he decides to plagiarize the work of Leskov, a Russian colleague. But when Leskov's imminent arrival is announced and threatens to expose Perlmann as a fraud, Perlmann's mounting desperation leads him to contemplate drastic measures. An exquisite, captivating portrait of a mind slowly unraveling, Perlmann's Silence is a brilliant, textured meditation on the complex interplay between language and memory, and the depths of the human psyche.

Author(s): Pascal Mercier
Original Publish Date: Jan 03, 2012

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Author(s): Pascal Mercier
Narrator(s): Mel Foster
Product Number BN4382
Released: Feb 12, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781469263595

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