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Expectation

(2013)
(A book in the Francisca Fruscella series)
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On the surface a murder mystery - a detective's search for the killer of five people in Denver - Expectation is also, among other things, a meditation on the relationship between language and music.

In his newest novel, Jeffrey DeShell draws on the musical innovations of Arnold Schoenberg - by turns traditional, serial, and atonal - to inform his grammar and language. Moving progressively through specific Schoenberg compositions, DeShell complicates the surface of his text into lyrical derivatives, all the while drawing us into a murder mystery like no other as Detective Francisca Fruscella pursues both the killer and her own complicated personal history.

By turns rapturous, rigorous, and gripping, Expectation is a thriller of another kind - and a bold venture to the limits of the mystery genre and language itself.

    

Used availability for Jeffrey DeShell's Expectation

Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Expectation
Author(s): Jeffrey DeShell
ISBN: 1-57366-843-5 / 978-1-57366-843-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Not Avail
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Expectation: A Francesca Fruscella Mystery
Author(s): Jeffrey DeShell
ISBN: 1-57366-175-9 / 978-1-57366-175-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fiction Collective 2
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Expectation: A Francesca Fruscella Mystery
Author(s): Jeffrey DeShell
Publisher: Fiction Collective 2
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA