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Wit's End

(2008)
(The Case of the Imaginary Detective)
A novel by

 
If you loved The Jane Austen Book Club, you'll revel in Wit's End, a sly and clever novel of mystery, intrigue, and virtual reality.

W it's End is many things: a quest novel - a young woman's search for the truth about her dead father's past; a mystery - the story of a long-ago murder in which that father might have been complicit; and a game - one that ensnares readers in cunning deceptions, challenging them to separate the true from the fictive.

Set in contemporary Santa Cruz, the novel centers on Rima Lanisell, a young woman at loose ends, having just lost her father to cancer. (Rima seems to lose people and things habitually - sunglasses and car keys, lovers and family members.) Now she has come to coastal California at the behest of her godmother, Addison Early, who once knew Rima's father well. Perhaps too well. Rima is on a mission to discover just what that relationship was really about.

Addison, a bestselling mystery writer, is secretive and feisty. Over the years, she has tried to protect her work and her privacy as her passionate fans have become ever more intrusive. In this age of the Internet, with its blogs, chat rooms, websites, its Wikipedia, false personas, and hidden identities, those fans have begun to take over the plot lines and the life of her famous fictional detective. For many, he is more real than Addison herself. So Wit's End is also a highly inventive take on the way dedicated readers appropriate their favorite books, perhaps the one act of theft applauded the world over - except by authors.

Above all, Wit's End is Karen Joy Fowler at her most subversive and witty, creating characters both oddball and endearing in a voice that is uniquely and memorably her own.

 
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Used availability for Karen Joy Fowler's Wit's End


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Hardback Editions

December 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Case of the Imaginary Detective
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-670-91597-1 / 978-0-670-91597-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: The Case of the Imaginary Detective (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-4084-1463-5 / 978-1-4084-1463-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
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September 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Wit's End (Basic)
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-4104-0908-2 / 978-1-4104-0908-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Wit's End
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-399-15475-2 / 978-0-399-15475-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Case of the Imaginary Detective
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-241-97346-5 / 978-0-241-97346-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Wit's End: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-452-29006-6 / 978-0-452-29006-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Case of the Imaginary Detective [Large Print]: 16 Point
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-4445-0004-X / 978-1-4445-0004-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Royal National Institute of Blind People
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Case of the Imaginary Detective
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-14-102356-2 / 978-0-14-102356-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Case of the Imaginary Detective (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-4084-1464-3 / 978-1-4084-1464-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Case of the Imaginary Detective (large Print): 16 Point
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-85878-854-4 / 978-1-85878-854-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Royal National Institute of Blind People
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December 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Case of the Imaginary Detective [Braille]: Grade 2
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-85878-853-6 / 978-1-85878-853-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Royal National Institute of Blind People
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January 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The Case of the Imaginary Detective
Author(s): KAREN JOY FOWLER
ISBN: 0-670-91775-3 / 978-0-670-91775-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: VIKING
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Case of the Imaginary Detective, The
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-670-91760-5 / 978-0-670-91760-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

April 2008 : UK Audio CD
Title: Wit's End
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-14-314322-0 / 978-0-14-314322-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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April 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Wit's End
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-4332-4354-7 / 978-1-4332-4354-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Wit's End
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-4332-4355-5 / 978-1-4332-4355-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2008 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Wit's End
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-4332-4356-3 / 978-1-4332-4356-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Case of the Imaginary Detective
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Wit's End: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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