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

On the shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker International 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

March 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
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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
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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Compass
Author(s): Mathias Enard;Translated by Charlotte Mandell
ISBN: 1-910695-23-8 / 978-1-910695-23-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Compass
Author(s): Mathias Enard
Publisher: New Directions
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March 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Compass
Author(s): Mathias Enard
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
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