AN UNRELIABLE MAN

Book number: 89782 Product format: Paperback Author: JOSTEIN GAARDER

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From the creative genius and author of the modern classic 'Sophie's World' comes a novel about loneliness and the power of words. Jakop is a lonely man. Divorced from his wife and with no friends apart from his constant companion Pelle, he spends his life attending the funerals of people he doesn't know, obscuring his identity in a web of improbable lies. As his addiction spirals out of control, he is forced to reconcile his love of language and stories with the ever more urgent need for human connection. The book is written in the form of a long letter by Jakop to a woman named Agnes about his life and encounters with the members of the Lundin family through the years. Jakop is a university professor with poor social skills and the use of Pelle allows us to question our own styles of communication and understanding of ourselves. A poignant and funny book for our times, full of life and hope. 321pp, paperback.

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