The Paperchase Marcel Theroux

ISBN: 9780349114989

Published: 2003


219 pages


The Paperchase  by  Marcel Theroux

The Paperchase by Marcel Theroux
2003 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 219 pages | ISBN: 9780349114989 | 7.66 Mb

Damien March hasnt thought of his eccentric uncle for almost twenty years when he receives a terse message by telegram. Patrick dead. Father. Damien, a journalist for the BBC in London, is even more shocked to learn that he has inherited his uncles ramshackle house on Ionia, an isolated island off the coast of Cape Cod. Offered the choice between his own humdrum life and the strange isolation of his uncles, he decides to make the swap.It soon turns out, however, that Damiens step into a new future means moving circuitously into his familys past. Once settled, he begins rummaging through his uncles possessions, uncovering letters and writings that provide scattered clues to Patricks solitary life.

When he discovers a fragment of an unpublished novel, The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes, the stakes in this paper chase are suddenly higher.Mycroft Holmes, the older brother of Sherlock, is one of literatures most intriguing absences. A neglected genius who lives in obscurity, he bears a striking resemblance to Patrick himself. The parallels quickly grow more disconcerting, and a sinister tale of murder and deception takes on new meaning.

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