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Compass

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
Shortlisted for the International Man Booker 2017

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 centre 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. An immersive, nocturnal, musical novel, full of generous erudition and bittersweet humour, Compass is a journey and a declaration of admiration, a quest for the otherness inside us all and a hand reaching out - like a bridge between West and East, yesterday and tomorrow. Winner of the 2015 Prix Goncourt, this is Mathias Enard's most ambitious novel since Zone.

    

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