By (author) Thomas Wharton

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  • Publisher: Washington Square Press Inc.,N.Y.
  • Format: Paperback | 388 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 211mm x 25mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 20 August 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0743444159
  • ISBN 13: 9780743444156
  • Edition statement: Original ed.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,701,667

Product description

Summoned to Slovakia by an eccentric count who wants to create the infinite book, 18th-century London printer Nicholas Flood falls in love with the count's only daughter. Their child, Pica, travels around the world with Flood as he searches for the elusive materials needed for the count's infinite book.

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Author information

Thomas Wharton's first novel, "Icefields, " won the Writers Guild of Alberta Best First Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize. It is available from Washington Square Press. Wharton lives in Edmonton, Canada, with his wife and children.

Review quote

"Edmonton Journal"This novel cannot help but connect deeply with its readers...[It is] a sprawling, lush fable that is equal parts adventure, romance, treatise, and history...[Wharton] strikes off across an exotic terrain already brilliantly traversed by such figures as Umberto Eco, Jorge Luis Borges, and Italo Calvino.