The Soul Thief (eBook)


Description


As a graduate student in upstate New York, Nathaniel Mason is drawn into a tangle of relationships with people who seem to hover just beyond his grasp. There's Theresa, alluring but elusive, and Jamie, who is fickle if not wholly unavailable. But Jerome Coolberg is the most mysterious and compelling. Not only cryptic about himself, he seems also to have appropriated parts of Nathaniel's past that Nathaniel cannot remember having told him about. In this extraordinary novel of mischief and menace, we see a young man's very self vanishing before his eyes.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author


CHARLES BAXTER is the author of eight previous works of fiction, including Saul and Patsy, The Feast of Love (nominated for the National Book Award), Through the Safety Net, and Believers. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Praise for The Soul Thief…


“With a prose style lyrical, accessible and warmly humorous, Charles Baxter has been quietly building a reputation as one of America's favorite literary authors . . .His newest novel teems with the same good-natured empathy and wry humor that imbues his earlier works. . . it surely will delight.”
–St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Shrewd and mischievous”
–Boston Globe

“Deliciously creepy and full of hidden meaning”
–Washington Post (Media Mix)

“A subtle, engaging novel”
–Kirkus

“Baxter has a great, registering eye for the real pleasures and attritions of life”
–Publishers Weekly

“Though a much trickier and more cerebral book than his previous novels, this is a dandy psychological thriller in which proliferating mirrors will make your head spin. Baxter has given us the writer's version of that famous M.C. Escher print in which one hand is drawing the other.”
–Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Very few writers excel at both novels and short stories, but Charles Baxter is one of the gifted few who have. From the start of his career, his accomplishments in each have been clear and stunning... His work is subtly political and emotionally precise, whether registering the moods and faces of strangers or the complex of fond and hateful ways ordinary Americans converse."
--Award of Merit, American Academy of Arts and Letters

Product Details ISBN-13: 9780307377098
Published: Vintage, 02/12/2008
Language: en


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