A Strange Country

byMuriel BarberyTranslated byAlison Anderson

April 14, 2020|
A Strange Country by Muriel Barbery
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From the international best-selling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog When the first glass was emptied, Alejandro and Petrus smiled at each other and Jesus noticed the redhead's lovely grey and pensive eyes. Where did you come from?" he asked. "From the bridge," Petrus answered. "The bridge that links our world to yours." Then, after a silence: "It is invisible to you." Alejandro de Yepes and Jesus Rocamora, young officers in the Spanish regular army, are stationed alone at Castillo when, out of nowhere, a friendly redhead appears to them in the cellar. There is something magnetic and deeply mysterious about this Petrus. Alejandro and Jesus are bewitched, and, in the middle of the sixth year of the longest war humankind has ever endured, they abandon their post to follow him across a bridge only he can see. Petrus brings them to a world of lingering fog, strange beings, poetry, music, natural wonders, harmony, and extraordinary beauty. This is where the fate of the world and all its living creatures is decided. Yet this world too is under threat. A long battle against the forces of disenchantment is drawing to a climactic close. Will poetry and beauty prevail over darkness and death? And what role will Alejandro and Jesus play? Muriel Barbery's new richly imagined novel, the sequel to The Life of Elves, will transport readers to a lost world exposed to the constant churn of civilizations and remind them of the power of poetry and imagination. "
Muriel Barbery is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Europa, 2008), Gourmet Rhapsody (Europa, 2009), and The Life of Elves (Europa, 2016). She has lived in Kyoto, Amsterdam, and Paris, and now lives in the French countryside. Alison Anderson's translations for Europa Editions in...
Title:A Strange CountryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.93 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.93 inPublished:April 14, 2020Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1609455851

ISBN - 13:9781609455859

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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