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Seven Types of Ambiguity

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
An epic novel about obsessive love in an age of obsessive materialism.

Seven Types of Ambiguity is a psychological thriller and a literary adventure of breathtaking scope. Celebrated as a novelist in the tradition of Jonathan Franzen and Philip Roth, Elliot Perlman writes of impulse and paralysis, empty marriages, lovers, gambling, and the stock market; of adult children and their parents; of poetry and prostitution, psychiatry and the law. Comic, poetic, and full of satiric insight, Seven Types of Ambiguity is, above all, a deeply romantic novel that speaks with unforgettable force about the redemptive power of love.

The story is told in seven parts, by six different narrators, whose lives are entangled in unexpected ways. Following years of unrequited love, an out-of-work schoolteacher decides to take matters into his own hands, triggering a chain of events that neither he nor his psychiatrist could have anticipated. Brimming with emotional, intellectual, and moral dilemmas, this novel-reminiscent of the richest fiction of the nineteenth century in its labyrinthine complexity-unfolds at a rapid-fire pace to reveal the full extent to which these people have been affected by one another and by the insecure and uncertain times in which they live. Our times, now.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

December 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Author(s): Elliot Perlman
ISBN: 1-57322-281-X / 978-1-57322-281-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
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Paperback Editions

December 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Author(s): Elliot Perlman
ISBN: 1-59448-143-1 / 978-1-59448-143-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Author(s): Elliot Perlman
ISBN: 0-571-20722-7 / 978-0-571-20722-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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July 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Author(s): Elliot Perlman
ISBN: 0-571-20717-0 / 978-0-571-20717-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seven Types Of Ambiguity
Author(s): Elliot Perlman
ISBN: 0-330-36423-5 / 978-0-330-36423-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador/Pan Macmillan Australia
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Author(s): Perlman,Elliot
ISBN: 1-5288-0092-3 / 978-1-5288-0092-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Author(s): Elliot Perlman
Publisher: Wavesound Audiobooks
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March 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Author(s): Elliot Perlman
Publisher: Wavesound Audiobooks
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Author(s): Elliot Perlman
Publisher: Wavesound Audiobooks
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Author(s): Elliot Perlman
Publisher: Wavesound Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Author(s): Elliot Perlman
Publisher: Random House Australia
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December 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Seven Types of Ambiguity
Author(s): Elliot Perlman
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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