The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot
His Wonderful Love and His Terrible Hatred
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Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot by Carl-Johan Vallgren
Book DescriptionOn a stormy night in 1813, a doctor is called to the aid of two prostitutes in childbirth. To one is born a healthy girl, Henriette, to the other, what can only be described as a monster: a boy, Hercules, deaf-mute and hideously deformed, and with the power to read minds. As he tells the story of Hercules' bizarre and colourful life, which leads him from the bordello of his birth to a travelling freak show and then a Jesuit monastery and an asylum, Vallgren paints a magical picture of nineteenth-century Europe. This picaresque fable is filled with curiosities but is, at its heart, an extraordinary and unforgettable love story.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099464396
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Carl-Johan Vallgren
CARL-JOHAN VALLGREN was born in 1964. He is the author of eight novels, of which The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-reading Monster Hercules Barefoot...was the first novel to be appear in English. His work has been translated into eleven languages. He lives in Stockholm.
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