Traveler of the Century

Traveler of the Century

Book - 2012 | 1st American ed.
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Searching for an inn, the enigmatic traveler Hans stops in a small city on the border between Saxony and Prussia. The next morning, Hans meets an old organ-grinder in the market square and immediately finds himself enmeshed in an intense debate, on identity and what it is that defines us, from which he cannot break free. Indefinitely stuck in Wandernburg until his debate with the organ-grinder is concluded, he begins to meet the various characters who populate the town, including a young freethinker named Sophie. Though she is engaged to be married, Sophie and Hans begin a relationship that defies contemporary mores about female sexuality and what can and cannot be said about it.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780374119393
Branch Call Number: FIC NEUMAN
Characteristics: 564 p. ; 22 cm..
Additional Contributors: Caistor, Nick
Garcia, Lorenza


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Nov 14, 2014

Difficult to read, and understand, but well written and organized.

Oct 10, 2012

The plot sounded interesting, but I just couldn't get past the overly wordy writing and into the rather slow-moving plot.


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