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Undermajordomo Minor

(2015)
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From the best-selling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Sisters Brothers comes a brilliant and boisterous novel that reimagines the folk tale.

A love story, an adventure story, a fable without a moral, and an ink-black comedy of manners, Undermajordomo Minor is Patrick deWitt's long-awaited follow-up to the internationally best-selling and critically acclaimed novel The Sisters Brothers.

Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, young and aimless, Lucy is a compulsive liar, a sickly weakling in a town famous for producing brutish giants. Then Lucy accepts employment assisting the Majordomo of the remote, foreboding Castle Von Aux.

While tending to his new post as Undermajordomo, Lucy soon discovers the place harbors many dark secrets, not least of which is the whereabouts of the castle's master, Baron Von Aux. He also encounters the colorful people of the local village - thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and Klara, a delicate beauty whose love he must compete for with the exceptionally handsome soldier, Adolphus. Thus begins a tale of polite theft, bitter heartbreak, domestic mystery, and cold-blooded murder in which every aspect of human behavior is laid bare for our hero to observe.

Undermajordomo Minor is an adventure, a mystery, and a searing portrayal of rural Alpine bad behavior, but above all it is a love story, and Lucy must be careful, for love is a violent thing.

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Title: Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 0-06-228120-8 / 978-0-06-228120-3 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
ISBN: 1-77089-414-4 / 978-1-77089-414-3 (Canada edition)
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September 2016 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
ISBN: 1-4870-0136-3 / 978-1-4870-0136-0 (Canada edition)
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June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 0-06-228122-4 / 978-0-06-228122-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-84708-872-4 / 978-1-84708-872-7 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
ISBN: 1-84708-869-4 / 978-1-84708-869-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta
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Audio Editions

January 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
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January 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-5100-0959-0 / 978-1-5100-0959-2 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
ISBN: 1-5046-4669-X / 978-1-5046-4669-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-5046-4670-3 / 978-1-5046-4670-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
Publisher: Ecco
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September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Undermajordomo Minor
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
Publisher: Granta Books
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