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A ladder to the sky : a novel

Author: John Boyne
Publisher: London ; New York : Hogarth, ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First United States edition
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Aspiring writer Maurice Swift, whose desire for fame exceeds his talent, uses a chance meeting with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann in a West Berlin hotel in 1988 to obtain secrets about Ackermann's wartime activities, which becomes material for his first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Boyne
ISBN: 9781984823014 1984823019
OCLC Number: 1060612629
Description: 362 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: John Boyne.

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Aspiring writer Maurice Swift, whose desire for fame exceeds his talent, uses a chance meeting with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann in a West Berlin hotel in 1988 to obtain secrets about Ackermann's wartime activities, which becomes material for his first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall.

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