The Secret Books

The Secret Books

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ISBN
9780571281961
Published
04/04/2019
9780571281961
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
384

About the Book

A world on the brink of catastrophe. A two-thousand-year-old mystery. A lost gospel.

A young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life among the bohemians and revolutionaries of nineteenth-century Paris. Beginning a treacherous journey through a world of spies and double-cross, propaganda, lost love, and anti-Semitism, he enters a modern world where lies have the power of truth.

Based on real events, The Secret Books is at once a page-turning adventure and an examination of the stories that humans are willing to kill and to die for.

A world on the brink of catastrophe. A two-thousand-year-old mystery. A lost gospel.A young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life among the bohemians and revolutionaries of nineteenth-century Paris. Beginning a treacherous journey through a world of spies and double-cross, propaganda, lost love, and anti-Semitism, he enters a modern world where lies have the power of truth. Based on real events, The Secret Books is at once a page-turning adventure and an examination of the stories that humans are willing to kill and to die for.
  • Marcel Theroux

    Marcel Theroux is the author of five novels: A Blow to the Heart, A Stranger in the Earth, The Paperchase (winner of the 2002 Somerset Maugham Award), Far North (shortlisted for America's prestigious National Book Award), and Strange Bodies.

    He lives in London.

“Ingenious, stylish, at once sardonic and accommodating, The Secret Books is a meditation on our abiding need for stories, which itself has a gloriously entertaining story to tell.”
- John Banville
“The Secret Books is the most compelling and exciting novel of ideas I've read for many years.”
- John Gray

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