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The Stranger's Woes

Max Frei

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ISBN 13: 9781590204788
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Hardcover
Overlook
6/9/11

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Max Frei’s novels have been an international literary sensation since their debut in 1996, and have swept the fantasy world over. Max Frei is a loser--a big sleeper (during the day, that is--at night he can’t catch a wink), a hardened smoker, and a glutton and loafer. But then he finds a parallel universe where magic is a daily practice. Once an outcast, he’s now "the unequalled Sir Max," and his job is to solve cases more astounding and dangerous than one could imagine. The Stranger’s Woes continues Sir Max’s adventures in the enchanting world of Echo, following the cast of characters introduced in The Stranger, Book One of the series.



Max Frei is the author of the international bestselling Labyrinths of Echo series, of which over two million books have sold in Russia alone, as well as books on literature and art. He lives in Moscow.



Praise for The Stranger’s Woes:

“Fans of Jasper Fforde and Susanna Clarke will happily jump into Frei’s world, where the one-time slacker--now magical secret agent--solves bizarre cases in an enchanted alternate world.” --USA Today

“The whole effect is like a collaboration between Raymond Chandler and Gilbert and Sullivan--cheerfully noirish and disturbingly satirical.” --Library Journal

"[The Stranger's Woes] was impossible to put down and I finished the novel immediately hungering for another helping of Sir Max's adventures. For the most part, The Stranger's Woes served up exactly what I was craving for... The Stranger's Woes is another wildly imaginative and entertaining entry in The Labyrinths of Echo." --Fantasy Book Critic


"Max Frei, the cigarette-puffing gumshoe in an alternate, magical universe, is back in his namesake creator's sophomore entry in the Labryinths of Echo series . . . A great romp . . . A pleasure for those who like their fantasy with a measure of slapstick." --Kirkus

"Max's witty and irreverent banter . . . is highly entertaining . . . The Stranger's Woes makes a welcome addition to the body of fantasy and science fiction in the US." --ForeWord Reviews

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