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The Stranger

Max Frei

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$27.95


ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-065-0
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Cloth
Overlook
1/2/2009

Product Description

You never know when you ll luck out.

Max Frei s novels have been a literary sensation in Russia since their debut in 1996, and have swept the fantasy world over. Presented here in English for the first time, The Stranger will strike a chord with readers of all stripes. Part fantasy, part horror, part philosophy, part dark comedy, the writing is united by a sharp wit and a web of clues that will open up the imagination of every reader.

Max Frei was a twenty-something loser a big sleeper (that is, during the day; at night he can t sleep a wink), a hardened smoker, and an uncomplicated glutton and loafer. But then he got lucky. He contacts a parallel world in his dreams, where magic is a daily practice. Once a social outcast, he s now known in his new world as the unequalled Sir Max. He s a member of the Department of Absolute Order, formed by a species of enchanted secret agents; his job is to solve cases more extravagant and unreal than one could imagine a journey that will take Max down the winding paths of this strange and unhinged universe.

Praise for The Stranger from Russia
Splash a bit of enchantment into my glass there is no better phrase to describe the state that a reader may find themselves in when exposed to a strong, absolutely legal, literary narcotic by the name of Max Frei. Stolichniye Novosti

To the reader: plan wisely. This book will permanently transform you. Knizhniye Retzenziyi

Max Frei is the author of the bestselling Labyrinths of Eho series starring a character named Max Frei, as well as books on literature and art. (He is also the pen name of Svetlana Martynchik, a Russian artist of Ukrainian origin, born in 1965 in Odessa and living now in Moscow.)

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