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The Stranger

(2009)
(The first book in the Labyrinths of Echo series)
A novel by

 
 
The millions-selling fantasy epic of the new Russian literary icon-a freeloading freebooter who finds a new home in a magical world

"You never know when you'll luck out."

Max Frei's novels have been a literary sensation in Russia since their debut in 1996, and have swept the fantasy world over. Presented here in English for the first time, The Stranger will strike a chord with readers of all stripes. Part fantasy, part horror, part philosophy, part dark comedy, the writing is united by a sharp wit and a web of clues that will open up the imagination of every reader.

Max Frei was a twenty-something loser-a big sleeper (that is, during the day; at night he can't sleep a wink), a hardened smoker, and an uncomplicated glutton and loafer. But then he got lucky. He contacts a parallel world in his dreams, where magic is a daily practice. Once a social outcast, he's now known in his new world as the "unequalled Sir Max." He's a member of the Department of Absolute Order, formed by a species of enchanted secret agents; his job is to solve cases more extravagant and unreal than one could imagine-a journey that will take Max down the winding paths of this strange and unhinged universe.

Genre: Urban Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Max Frei's The Stranger

Hardback Editions

May 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Stranger: The Labyrinths of Echo: Book One (Labyrinths of Echo 1)
Author(s): Max Frei
ISBN: 0-575-08974-1 / 978-0-575-08974-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Stranger (The Labyrinths of Echo, Book 1)
Author(s): Max Frei
ISBN: 1-59020-065-9 / 978-1-59020-065-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stranger: The Labyrinths of Echo, Part One
Author(s): Max Frei
ISBN: 1-59020-331-3 / 978-1-59020-331-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stranger: The Labyrinths of Echo: Book One (Labyrinths of Echo 1)
Author(s): Max Frei
ISBN: 0-575-08982-2 / 978-0-575-08982-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stranger: The Labyrinths of Echo: Book One (Labyrinths of Echo 1)
Author(s): Max Frei
ISBN: 0-575-08976-8 / 978-0-575-08976-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Stranger: The Labyrinths of Echo, Part One
Author(s): Max Frei
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stranger: The Labyrinths of Echo: Book One
Author(s): Max Frei
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK