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Pfitz: A Novel

 
 
 
 
Pfitz: A Novel
Author: Andrew Crumey
ISBN 13: 9780312195502
ISBN 10: 312195508
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 1998-10-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $18.00
 
 

An eighteenth-century prince devotes his entire wealth and the energy of his subjects to the creation of Rreinnstadt, a fantastic city that exists only on paper and in the minds of its creators. Among Rreinnstadt's fictional inhabitants is Pfitz, a count's loyal servant who mysteriously disappears one night from a tavern. Andrew Crumey's exploration of the rich territory between reality and fantasy reveals a genuine affection for character and the terrain of the human heart.

The New York Times Book Review - Andrew Miller

The author 'develops his story with admirable rigor, seizing on both the comic and the philosophical potential of a world in which the actual and the imagined have become fatally blurred.'