The Stranger

The Stranger

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The Stranger will appeal to a broad coalition of delighted readers. Strike a chord with readers of all stripes. Fantasy, horror, philosophy, and dark comedy are all ingredients in this amazing work in which a sharp wit and a bewildering web of clues opens up a Pandora's box of secrets.

Max Frei is a twenty-something loser-a big sleeper (during the day, that is-at night he can't catch a wink), a hardened smoker, and an uncomplicated glutton and loafer. But then he gets lucky. He contacts a parallel world in his dreams, where magic is a daily practice. Once a social outcast, he's now known in his new world as the "unequalled Sir Max." He's a member of the Department of Absolute Order, formed by a species of enchanted secret agents; his job is to solve cases more extravagant and unreal than one could imagine-a journey that will take Max down the winding paths of this strange and unhinged universe.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 38mm | 612g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1590203313
  • 9781590203316
  • 1,109,797

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"The whole effect is like a collaboration between Raymond Chandler and Gilbert and Sullivan-cheerfully noirish and disturbingly satirical." - "Library Journal"
"I've never looked forward to the publication of a book more than I did Max Frei's The Stranger...a fantastic book."-"January Magazine"
""The Stranger" is a hugely enjoyable mix of madcap mirth and fantastical adventure." -"California Literary Review"
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3,604 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 53% (1,913)
4 26% (949)
3 12% (415)
2 6% (202)
1 3% (125)
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