Pilgermann (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

June 2, 2015|
Pilgermann (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) by Russell Hoban
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After Pilgermann, a German Jew in the year 1096, ravishes the tax collector's wife, an angry Christian mob retaliates by brutally castrating him. Bleeding and left for dead, Pilgermann experiences a vision of Jesus Christ and resolves to set out on a journey to the Holy Land. Along the way, he will be joined by a motley group of companions: the headless corpse of the tax collector, a lascivious talking pig, a dead bear, and Death himself. In the story of Pilgermann's quest, by turns funny and nightmarish, Russell Hoban is at his most original and most imaginative.
'Superb ... Pilgermann is history, metaphysics, a tangle of mysteries, profound and simple.' - "Guardian"
'Not an easy read, only a fascinating and rewarding one.' - "Time"
'A Mad Max of a metaphysical story ... intriguing ... mysterious.' - "Los Angeles Herald Examiner"
'Pilgermann wants to jump off the page to lay hands on your shirtfront.' - "Washington Post"
Title:Pilgermann (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:230 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.52 inShipping dimensions:230 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.52 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:Valancourt BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941147828

ISBN - 13:9781941147825

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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