BOOKS

The Messiah of Stockholm

Cynthia Ozick

RRP: £7.99

1 August 2013

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857899774

RRP: £7.49

1 August 2013

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857899781

Lars Andeming, perhaps overly intellectual and certainly eccentric, is the Monday book reviewer for a Stockholm daily. He is also the self-proclaimed son of Bruno Schulz, a Polish writer who was executed by the Nazis before his last novel, The Messiah, could be published. When a manuscript of The Messiah mysteriously appears in Stockholm, in the possession of Schulz’s ‘daughter’, Lars’s circumscribed world of paper, apartment, and favorite bookstore turns upside down, catapulting him into a whirlwind of dream, magic, and illusion.

REVIEWS

A Brilliant novel... The Messiah of Stockholm is a worthy companion to Philip Roth's superb Prague Orgy... A complex and fascinating meditation on the nature of writing and the responsibilities of those who choose to create - or judge - tales. Harold Bloom
New York Times

Intriguing and entertaining... Ozick weaves a tale that is richly, intensely imagined
Anne Tyler

Striking... Ozick writes with ferocious imaginative drive
Boston Globe

A truly intriguing mystery...Ozick brings off effects comparable to those of Isaac Bashevis Singer, who can persuade the reader to believe the incredible
New York Review of Books