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The extinction of Irena Rey : a novel / Jennifer Croft.

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  • ISBN: 9781639731701
  • ISBN: 1639731709
  • Physical Description: 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, [2024]

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From the International Booker Prize-winning translator and Women's Prize finalist, an utterly beguiling novel about eight translators and their search for a world-renowned author who goes missing in a primeval Polish forest. Eight translators arrive at a house in a primeval Polish forest on the border of Belarus. It belongs to the world-renowned author Irena Rey, and they are there to translate her magnum opus, Gray Eminence. But within days of their arrival, Irena disappears without a trace. The translators, who hail from eight different countries but share the same reverence for their beloved author, begin to investigate where she may have gone while proceeding with work on her masterpiece. They explore this ancient wooded refuge with its intoxicating slime molds and lichens and study her exotic belongings and layered texts for clues. But doing so reveals secrets-and deceptions-of Irena Rey's that they are utterly unprepared for. Forced to face their differences as they grow increasingly paranoid in this fever dream of isolation and obsession, soon the translators are tangled up in a web of rivalries and desire, threatening not only their work but the fate of their beloved author herself. This hilarious, thought-provoking debut novel is a brilliant examination of art, celebrity, the natural world, and the power of language. It is an unforgettable, unputdownable adventure with a small but global cast of characters shaken by the shocks of love, destruction, and creation in one of Europe's last great wildernesses.
Subject: Translators > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Authors > Fiction.
Translating and interpreting > Fiction.
Poland > Fiction.
Personnes disparues > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Écrivains > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Genre: Novels.
Psychological fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Gunn Memorial Library - Washington.


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Gunn Memorial Library - Washington FIC CRO (Text) 34055155141868 Adult New Fiction Checked out 04/20/2024

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