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Dear Mr. M : a novel

by Koch, Herman, 1953- (Author)

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"Once a celebrated writer, M had his greatest success with a suspense novel based on a real-life disappearance. It told the story of a history teacher who went missing one winter after having a brief affair with a beautiful student of his. The teacher was never found. Upon publication, M's novel was... Full description

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Summary: "Once a celebrated writer, M had his greatest success with a suspense novel based on a real-life disappearance. It told the story of a history teacher who went missing one winter after having a brief affair with a beautiful student of his. The teacher was never found. Upon publication, M's novel was a runaway bestseller, one that marked his international breakthrough. That was years ago, and now M's career is fading. But not when it comes to his bizarre, seemingly timid neighbor who keeps a close eye on him and his wife. Why? From alternating points of view, where no one is to be trusted, Herman Koch weaves together an intricate tale of a writer in decline, a teenage couple in love, a missing teacher, and a single book that entwines all of their fates. Thanks to M's novel, supposedly a work of fiction, everyone seems to be linked forever, until something unexpected spins the "story" off its rails."--Provided by publisher.
Item Description: "Originally published in the Netherlands as Geachte heer M. by Ambo Anthos, Amsterdam, in 2014."
Physical Description: 400 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 1101903325
9781101903322
Author Notes: HERMAN KOCH is the author of eight novels and three collections of short stories. The Dinner , his sixth novel, has been published in forty languages and was an international bestseller. He currently lives in Amsterdam.
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