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Nine by Andrzej Stasiuk
Book DescriptionPawel, a young Polish businessman, is in trouble; in debt to loan sharks his only hope lies with former friends, many of whom are now prominent in Warsaw's drug-dealing underground. Embarking on a desperate fool's-gold chase through the city's grimy apartments and creaking transport system Pawel struggles for survival as part of a generation adrift in moral space and disconnected from family, neighbours and friends. Nine is a brilliant novel from one of Europe's finest writers: both an existential crime novel and a major work of literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099468622
(197mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrzej Stasiuk
On the Road to Babadag, Paperback (July 2012)
Introduces you to an unfamiliar Europe, grappling with the remnants of the Communist era and the arrival of capitalism and globalisation. This title offers original meditations on travel and memory.
Dukla, Paperback (October 2011)
Stasiuk s masterpiece in line with the work of Danilo Kis and countryman Bruno Schulz is finally made available in English in a stunning translation by Bill Johnston.
Fado, Paperback (October 2009)
Inspired by Jack Kerouac s On the Road, Andrzej Stasiuk, Poland s most accomplished living prose writer, takes readers into the forgotten Europe.
Nine, Hardback (May 2007)» View all books by Andrzej Stasiuk
Tells the story of Pawel, a young businessman, in debt to loan sharks, seeking help from former friends; and of Warsaw, a hostile landscape of apartment blocks, factories, and suburban wastelands, 'a city that at nine-thirty goes to ground, coming to a halt, and giving time to those who have nothing to do'.
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Author Biography - Andrzej Stasiuk
Born in Warsaw in 1960, Andrzej Stasiuk has risen to become one of the most important and interesting writers at work in Eastern Europe today. Author of over a dozen books and winner of many prizes, he came to writing in an unusual way: in the early 1980s, he deserted the army and spent a year and a half in prison for it. Afterwards he wrote a collection of short stories, The Walls of Hebron, about his experience, which became a huge success. He and his wife, Monika Sznajderman, run a small publishing house in Czarne.
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