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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

Hardback Editions

2004 : UK Hardback
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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
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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

October 2005 : UK Paperback
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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
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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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1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933-1949
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-330-53537-4 / 978-0-330-53537-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   


Audio Editions

May 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Final Solution
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
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January 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Final Solution: A Story of Detection
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-7927-3435-1 / 978-0-7927-3435-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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January 2005 : USA Audio CD
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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: Chivers Sound Library
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2004 : USA Audio CD
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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
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Title: The Final Solution: A Story of Detection
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Final Solution
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK