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The Final Solution

(2004)
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In the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, prose magician Michael Chabon conjured up the golden age of comic books -- intertwining history, legend, and storytelling verve. In The Final Solution, he has condensed his boundless vision to craft a short, suspenseful tale of compassion and wit that reimagines the classic nineteenth-century detective story.

In deep retirement in the English country-side, an eighty-nine-year-old man, vaguely recollected by locals as a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with his fellow man. Into his life wanders Linus Steinman, nine years old and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany with his sole companion: an African gray parrot. What is the meaning of the mysterious strings of German numbers the bird spews out -- a top-secret SS code? The keys to a series of Swiss bank accounts perhaps? Or something more sinister? Is the solution to this last case -- the real explanation of the mysterious boy and his parrot -- beyond even the reach of the once-famed sleuth?

Subtle revelations lead the reader to a wrenching resolution. This brilliant homage, which won the 2004 Aga Khan Prize for fiction, is the work of a master storyteller at the height of his powers.

 
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Used availability for Michael Chabon's The Final Solution


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Hardback Editions

2004 : UK Hardback
Title: The Final Solution
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-00-719602-4 / 978-0-00-719602-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: The Final Solution: A Story of Detection
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-076340-X / 978-0-06-076340-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

2005 : UK Paperback
Title: The Final Solution
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-00-719603-2 / 978-0-00-719603-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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November 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: The Final Solution: A Story of Detection (P.S.)
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-077710-9 / 978-0-06-077710-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Audio Editions

May 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Final Solution
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
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January 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Final Solution: A Story of Detection
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-7927-3436-X / 978-0-7927-3436-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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January 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Final Solution
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-7927-3435-1 / 978-0-7927-3435-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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November 2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Final Solution CD: A Story of Detection
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-076571-2 / 978-0-06-076571-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Final Solution: A Story of Detection
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Final Solution
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   



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