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Night Work

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There's nothing moving outside. No cars. No buses. No people. No birds.
Nothing.
No one.
Anywhere.

An ordinary man wakes up on an ordinary day to find that he's the only living creature in the entire city. The radio and TV are suddenly filled with white noise, there's no newspaper, the Internet is down and no one's answering the phone.

Jonas is the last living being on the planet. What happened? How? Why? And why is he still here?

Thriller and philosophical investigation wrapped up in an intensely compelling, eerie mystery, Night Work is compulsive and exhilarating - but don't read it when you're all alone...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 24mm | 309g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1847670512
  • 9781847670519
  • 344,865

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The radio and TV are suddenly filled with white noise, there's no newspaper, the Internet is down and no one's answering the phone.

Jonas seems to be the last living creature on the planet. But what happened? And why is he still here?

A thriller and a psychological mystery, Night Work also asks profound philosophical questions.

Just don't read it on your own.

From the German reviews
'Impressive. Writers tell stories, but writers of Glavinic's rank create worlds in which we lose ourselves.' Die Welt

'Glavinic has created a gripping mystery - a book that leaves its readers disturbed yet happy, and full of questions.' Focus

'One of the most thrilling novels of the year. A fantastic tale about the fragility of the individual.' Nurnburger Zeitung
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Back cover copy

There's nothing moving outside. No cars. No people. No birds.

Nothing.
No one.
Anywhere.

An ordinary man wakes up on an ordinary day to find that he's the only living creature in the city . . .

'Night Work is Glavinic's masterpiece. A wonderful, big novel about the self and others, about fear, courage and the uncertain border between waking and dreaming.' Daniel Kehlmann, author of Measuring the World
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Review Text

Glavinic's masterpiece . . . A wonderful, big novel about the self and others, about fear and courage, about the fragility of the everyday and about the uncertain border between waking and dreaming. Daniel Kehlmann Der Spiegel
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Review quote

Glavinic makes Jonas's purgatorial predicament as gripping as any thriller . . . there's a wakefulness to the zeitgeist in the greatest of authors, and on the evidence of Night Work, Glavinic is a truly great author, not just a truly great Austrian author. -- Stuart Kelly * * Scotland on Sunday * * A literary tour de force -- Jonathan Ruppin * * Bookseller * * One of the most thrilling novels of the year . . . a fantastic tale about the fragility of the individual. * * Nurnberger Zeitung * * Glavinic has created a gripping mystery - a book that leaves its readers disturbed yet happy, and full of questions. * * Focus * * Glavinic's masterpiece . . . A wonderful, big novel about the self and others, about fear and courage, about the fragility of the everyday and about the uncertain border between waking and dreaming. -- Daniel Kehlmann * * Der Spiegel * *
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About Thomas Glavinic

Thomas Glavinic, born 1972, has worked as a taxi driver, mountain farmer and copywriter. His first novel, Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw, made the Daily Telegraph Book of the Year list. Der Kameramoerder ('The Camera Killer') was awarded the Friedrich-Glauser-Krimipreis, Germany's most important crime award. He has written three other widely acclaimed novels, the latest of which, Das Bin Doch Ich, was shortlisted for the 2007 German Book Prize. He lives in Vienna.
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Rating details

984 ratings
3.22 out of 5 stars
5 18% (182)
4 26% (253)
3 27% (265)
2 18% (176)
1 11% (108)
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