The Distant Sound
Translated by Jean M. Snook
Jean Snook was the 2009 winner of the Austrian Cultural Forum's Translation Prize for her translation of The Distant Sound.
A composer who has already given up composing - because of his inability to notate the music of the spheres - becomes increasingly fixated on capturing a mysterious, eerie, distant sound, which he soon equates with all the things he desires most: the perfect woman, the perfect city, the perfect work of art. Obsessed with his impossible quest, the man breaks out of the asylum and begins a series of comic, dreamlike, and ultimately haunting adventures as he tries to locate the source of the sound that consumes him . . . and instead finds the root cause of all his failures.
Nb of pages 280 p.
Publication Date 24 August 2010
Nb of pages 280
Dimensions 5.5 x 8 in.
List Price $14.95
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Genres : Fiction : Europe : Central Europe
Countries : Austria