Nine by Andrzej Stasiuk
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Nine by Andrzej Stasiuk

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Pawel, 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 Details

ISBN: 9780099468622
ISBN-10: 009946862X
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Andrzej Stasiuk

On the Road to Babadag by 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.

Fado by Andrzej Stasiuk 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 by Andrzej Stasiuk Nine, Hardback (May 2007)

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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