A Ladder to the Sky

Product Number: EB00727444
Released: Nov 13, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781984823038
Publisher: Hogarth
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"Clever, chilling, and beautifully paced; a study of inner corrosion that Patricia Highsmith herself could not have done better." -The Times (London) Esquire: "Best Books of 2018 (So Far)" Town & Country: "5 Books You Need to Read in November" Vulture: "Best New Books of November" A seductive, unputdownable psychodrama following one cunning, ruthless man who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of success Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for fame. The one thing he doesn't have is talent - but he's not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don't need to be his own. Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful - but desperately lonely - older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice's first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall Sweeping across the late twentieth century, A Ladder to the Sky is a fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel from an acclaimed literary virtuoso.

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Author(s): John Boyne
Original Publish Date: Nov 13, 2018

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Author(s): John Boyne
Product Number Z100140298
Released: Nov 13, 2018
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781984846204
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Author(s): John Boyne
Product Number EB00733139
Released: Nov 13, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Bond Street Books
ISBN: #9780385692922

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