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Compass

(2017)
A novel by

 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
Winner of the 2015 Prix Goncourt, an astounding novel that bridges Europe and the Islamic world

Winner of the Prix Goncourt (France), the Leipzig Prize (Germany), Premio Von Rezzori (Italy), shortlisted for the 2017 International Man Booker Prize

As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life: his ongoing fascination with the Middle East and his numerous travels to Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, and Tehran, as well as the various writers, artists, musicians, academics, orientalists, and explorers who populate this vast dreamscape. At the center of these memories is his elusive, unrequited love, Sarah, a fiercely intelligent French scholar caught in the intricate tension between Europe and the Middle East.

With exhilarating prose and sweeping erudition, Mathias Enard pulls astonishing elements from disparate sources - nineteenth-century composers and esoteric orientalists, Balzac and Agatha Christie - and binds them together in a most magical way.

    

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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Compass
Author(s): Mathias Enard
ISBN: 0-8112-2662-X / 978-0-8112-2662-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Compass
Author(s): Mathias Enard
ISBN: 0-8112-2747-2 / 978-0-8112-2747-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: Compass
Author(s): Mathias Enard
ISBN: 1-910695-55-6 / 978-1-910695-55-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Compass : SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017
Author(s): Mathias Enard
ISBN: 1-910695-23-8 / 978-1-910695-23-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Compass
Author(s): Mathias Enard
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Compass
Author(s): Mathias Enard
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Availability: Amazon UK   



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