Seven Churches

Seven Churches

C format original

Paperback (01 Jul 2011)

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Synopsis

A bloody, atmospheric modern classic of crime literature and one of the most haunting and terrifying thrillers to come out of Europe in recent years
 
Written in the spirit of the sensational murder story and combined with a rich Gothic atmosphere, this tale, now translated into 11 languages, traces the steps of a killer through the seven cathedrals of modern day Prague. The narrator, a policeman known simply as K, witnesses a bizarre accident followed by a series of mysterious murders. This event triggers a series of meetings with Gothic characters who appear to be trying to reconstruct the medieval "golden age" of Prague in the reign of Charles IV under the noses if its modern-day inhabitants. The book's bloody and nightmarish plot will dazzle readers of thrillers, but ultimately the novel is much more—it's a brilliant postmodern interpretation of the historical topography of late-medieval Prague and a vision of a civilization in decline.

Book information

ISBN: 9780720613117
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Imprint: Peter Owen
Pub date:
Edition: C format original
DEWEY: 891.8636
DEWEY edition: 22
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 292g
Height: 131mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 24mm