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Traveller of the Century

(2012)
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Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
A novel of philosophy and love, politics and waltzes, history and the here-and-now, Andres Neuman's Traveller of the Century is a journey into the soul of Europe, penned by one of the most exciting South-American writers of our time.A traveller stops off for the night in the mysterious city of Wandernburg. He intends to leave the following day, but the city begins to ensnare him with its strange, shifting geography. When Hans befriends an old organ grinder, and falls in love with Sophie, the daughter of a local merchant, he finds it impossible to leave. Through a series of memorable encounters with starkly different characters, Neuman takes the reader on a hypothetical journey back into post-Napoleonic Europe, subtly evoking its parallels with our modern era. At the heart of the novel lies the love story between Sophie and Hans. They are both translators, and between dictionaries and bed, bed and dictionaries,they gradually build up their own fragile common language. Through their relationship Neuman explores the idea that all love is an act of translation, and that all translation is an act of love.'A beautiful, accomplished novel: as ambitious as it is generous, as moving as it is smart' Juan Gabriel Vasquez, GuardianAndres Neuman (b.1977) was born in Buenos Aires and later moved to Granada, Spain. Selected as one of Granta magazine's Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists, Neuman was included in the Hay Festival's Bogota 39 list. He has published numerous novels, short stories, essays and poetry collections. He received the Hiperion Prize for Poetry for El tobogan, and Traveller of the Century won the Alfaguara Prize and the National Critics Prize in 2009.

    

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April 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Traveler of the Century: A Novel
Author(s): Andres Neuman
ISBN: 0-374-11939-2 / 978-0-374-11939-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Traveler of the Century: A Novel
Author(s): Andres Neuman
ISBN: 0-374-53394-6 / 978-0-374-53394-6 (USA edition)
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Traveller of the Century (B-Format Paperback)
Author(s): Andres Neuman
ISBN: 1-908968-38-9 / 978-1-908968-38-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Traveller of the Century
Author(s): Andres Neuman
ISBN: 1-906548-66-8 / 978-1-906548-66-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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April 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Traveler of the Century: A Novel
Author(s): Andres Neuman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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January 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Traveller of the Century
Author(s): Andres Neuman
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon UK