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Skios

A Novel
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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
'Good God, thought Oliver, as he saw the smile. She thinks I'm him! And all at once he knew it was so. He was Dr Norman Wilfred.'
On the sunlit Greek island of Skios, the Fred Toppler Foundation's annual lecture is to be given by Dr Norman Wilfred, the world-famous authority on the scientific organisation of science. He turns out to be surprisingly
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KlappentextLonglisted for the Man Booker Prize
'Good God, thought Oliver, as he saw the smile. She thinks I'm him! And all at once he knew it was so. He was Dr Norman Wilfred.'
On the sunlit Greek island of Skios, the Fred Toppler Foundation's annual lecture is to be given by Dr Norman Wilfred, the world-famous authority on the scientific organisation of science. He turns out to be surprisingly young and charming - not at all the intimidating figure they had been expecting. The Foundation's guests are soon eating out of his hand. So, even sooner, is Nikki, the attractive and efficient organiser.
Meanwhile, in a remote villa at the other end of the island, Nikki's old school-friend Georgie waits for the notorious chancer she has rashly agreed to go on holiday with, and who has only too characteristically failed to turn up. Trapped in the villa with her, by an unfortunate chain of misadventure, is a balding old gent called Dr Norman Wilfred, who has lost his whereabouts, his luggage, his temper and increasingly all normal sense of reality - everything he possesses apart from the flyblown text of a well-travelled lecture on the scientific organisation of science...
And as the time draws ever nearer for one or other Dr Wilfred - or possibly both - to give the eagerly awaited lecture, so Skios - Greece - Europe - career off their appointed track.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Skios is a story of mislaid identity, misdirected passion and miscalculated consequences. Michael Frayn is also the celebrated author of fifteen plays including Noises Off , Copenhagen and Afterlife. His other bestselling novels include Headlong , which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Spies , which won the Whitbread Best Novel Award.
ZusammenfassungLonglisted for the Man Booker Prize, Skios, Michael Frayn's most recent novel, is a story of mislaid identity, misdirected passion and miscalculated consequences.
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ISBN/EAN978-0-571-28142-8
ProduktartBuch
EinbandartKartoniert, Paperback
Erscheinungsjahr2012
Erscheinungsdatum15.06.2012
Seiten288 Seiten
SpracheEnglisch
Artikel-Nr.4025211
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Kritik"A witty Rube Goldberg construction of a novel... Think "Being There" set to the staccato pacing of "Noises Off", and hold on to your funny bones."--"Library Journal"

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Michael Frayn, geboren 1933, verfasste nach seinem Philosophie-Studium neben seiner journalistischen Tätigkeit für den "Manchester Guardian", den Londoner "Observer" und die BBC eine Reihe von vorwiegend satirischen Romanen und Theaterstücken um bürgerliche Konvention, Snobismus, Heuchelei und überkommene Strukturen wie z.B. "Der nackte Wahnsinn" (1982). Sein Roman "Headlong" wurde für den Booker-Prize nominiert. Daneben übersetzte Frayn Werke von Anouilh, Tolstoij, Trifonov, Tschechow. Sein erster Film "Clockwise" kam 1986 (Hauptrolle: John Cleese) heraus. Sein zweiter Film "First and Last" gewann 1990 den "International Emmy Award". Für seinen Roman "Das Spionagespiel" erhielt Frayn 2002 den Whitbread Novel Award.
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