The Athenian murders

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Farrar, Straus, Giroux,
Pub. Date:
2002.
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1st American ed.
Language:
English
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The English debut of one of Spain's most dazzling younger writers -- a postmodern murder mystery set in ancient Greece. In this brilliant, highly entertaining, and intriguing novel, Jose Carlos Somoza intertwines two darkly compelling riddles, forcing us to confront the ways in which we interpret reality. In ancient Athens, one of the pupils of Plato's Academy is found dead. His idealistic teacher Diagoras is convinced the pupil's death is not as accidental as it appears, and asks the famous Heracles Pontor, the "Decipherer of Enigmas," to investigate. As the death toll rises, the two men find themselves drawn into the dangerous underworld of the Athenian aristocracy, risking their own lives to solve the riddle of these young men's deaths. Simultaneously, a second plot unfolds: that of the modern-day translator of the ancient text, who, as he proceeds with his work, becomes convinced that the original author has hidden a second meaning in the text, one that can be interpreted through certain repeated words and images. As the story advances, however, the translator is alarmed to discover references to himself, which seem to address him personally in an increasingly menacing fashion. An original and unsettling literary mystery, The Athenian Murders introduces a beguiling new talent to an American readership.
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subject_facet Athens (Greece) -- Fiction, Fiction, Murder -- Greece -- Athens -- Fiction, Somoza, José Carlos, -- 1959- -- Translations into English, Spanish fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English, Translations into English, Translators -- Fiction
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