Undermajordomo Minor

Undermajordomo Minor

From the bestselling, Man Booker–short-listed author of The Sisters Brothers comes a brilliant and boisterous novel that reimagines the folk tale

A love story, an adventure story, a fable without a moral, and an ink-black comedy of manners, Undermajordomo Minor is Patrick deWitt's long-awaited follow-up to the internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novel The Sisters Brothers.

Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury.… (more)

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The story is surprisingly straightforward and unadorned, though the prose oozes with that odd DeWitt charm that makes it compelling.

My take on Patrick deWitt is that he is a thrilling writer likely to last past our own soon-to-be-bygone time.

One of deWitt’s great strengths is to breathe life into characters with just a few quick strokes; yet in a story with dozens of characters, only a few are onstage long enough to gain much emotional weight.


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Publisher: Ecco (September 15, 2015)

Language: English


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