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The Soul Thief

The Soul Thief

(2008)
A novel by

 
Here is an extraordinary new novel from one of our most admired and acclaimed writers, a creator of "stunning, never predictable, glimmering fiction, full of mischief and insight” (Los Angeles Times).
During Nathaniel Mason's first few months as a graduate student in upstate New York, he is drawn into a tangle of relationships with people who seem to hover just beyond his grasp. There's Theresa, alluring but elusive, and Jamie, who is fickle if not wholly unavailable. But Jerome Coolberg is the most mysterious and compelling. Not only cryptic about himself, he seems to have appropriated parts of Nathaniel's past that Nathaniel cannot remember having told him about. It is Jerome who seems to trigger the events that precipitate Nathaniel's total breakdown, and Jerome who shows up 30 years later--Nathaniel having finally reconstituted his life--to suggest, with the most staggering consequences, that Nathaniel's identity may in fact not be his own.
In The Soul Thief, Charles Baxter has given us one of his most beautifully wrought and unexpected works of fiction: at once lyrical and eerie, acutely observant in its sensual and emotional detail and audaciously metaphysical in its underpinnings. It is a brilliant novel--one that is certain to expand both his already-stellar reputation and his readership.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Soul Thief: A Novel
Author(s): Charles Baxter
ISBN: 0-375-42252-8 / 978-0-375-42252-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

February 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Soul Thief (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Charles Baxter
ISBN: 1-4000-3440-X / 978-1-4000-3440-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

February 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Soul Thief
Author(s): Charles Baxter
ISBN: 1-4281-7797-3 / 978-1-4281-7797-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Soul Thief: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Charles Baxter
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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