F is for family. F is for fortune. F is for fraud. F is for fate.
 
From the internationally acclaimed author of Measuring the World, here is a dazzling tragicomedy about three brothers whose father takes on the occult and both wins and loses.
 
Arthur is a dilettante, a wannabe writer who decides to fill an afternoon by taking his three young sons to a performance by the Great Lindemann, Master of Hypnosis. While allowing one of them to be called onto the stage and made a spectacle of, Arthur declares himself to be immune to hypnosis and a disbeliever in all magic. But the Great Lindemann knows better. He gets Arthur to tell him his deepest secrets and then tells him to make them real. That night, Arthur empties the family bank account, takes his passport, and vanishes. He’s going to become a world-famous author, a master of the mystical. (F is for fake.)
 
But what of the boys? Martin, painfully shy, grows up to be a Catholic priest without a vocation. (F is for faith, and lack of it.) Eric becomes a financier (F is for fraud), losing touch with reality as he faces ruin, while Ivan, destined for glory as a painter, instead becomes a forger. (F is for forgery, too.) They’ve settled into their life choices, but when the summer of the global financial crisis dawns they’re thrown together again with cataclysmic results.
 
Wildly funny, heartbreaking, tragic, Daniel Kehlmann’s novel about truth, family, and the terrible power of fortune is a fictional triumph.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: F: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
ISBN: 1-84866-734-5 / 978-1-84866-734-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: F: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
ISBN: 0-307-91181-0 / 978-0-307-91181-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: F
Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
ISBN: 0-8041-7159-9 / 978-0-8041-7159-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: F: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
ISBN: 1-78429-623-6 / 978-1-78429-623-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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October 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: F: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
ISBN: 1-84866-751-5 / 978-1-84866-751-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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Audio Editions

August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: F
Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
ISBN: 1-4830-0988-2 / 978-1-4830-0988-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: F: Library Edition
Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
ISBN: 1-4830-0986-6 / 978-1-4830-0986-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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August 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: F
Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
ISBN: 1-4830-0987-4 / 978-1-4830-0987-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: F
Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: F
Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: F: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
Publisher: riverrun
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August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: F: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
Publisher: Vintage
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