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I Am the Brother of XX

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 
 
As concentrated as bullets, new stories by the inimitable Fleur Jaeggy

Fleur Jaeggy is often noted for her terse and telegraphic style, which somehow brews up a profound paradox that seems bent on haunting the reader: despite a sort of zero-at-the-bone baseline, her fiction is weirdly also incredibly moving. How does she do it? No one knows. But here, in her newest collection, I Am the Brother of XX, she does it again. Like a magician or a master criminal, who can say how she gets away with it, but whether the stories involve famous writers (Calvino, Ingeborg Bachmann, Joseph Brodsky) or baronesses or 13th-century visionaries or tormented siblings bred up in elite Swiss boarding schools, they somehow steal your heart. And they don't rest at that, but endlessly disturb your mind.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: I Am the Brother of XX
Author(s): Fleur Jaeggy
ISBN: 0-8112-2598-4 / 978-0-8112-2598-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: I am the Brother of XX
Author(s): Fleur Jaeggy
ISBN: 1-911508-02-4 / 978-1-911508-02-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: And Other Stories
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: I Am the Brother of XX
Author(s): Fleur Jaeggy
Publisher: New Directions
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July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: I am the Brother of XX
Author(s): Fleur Jaeggy
Publisher: And Other Stories
Availability: Amazon UK