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  • Noises Offby Michael Frayn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    The New York Times ?First-rate. . . . Clever and intricately crafted. . . . Sublime.? ? The Boston Globe ?Ingenious. . . . Madcap.? ? The Wall Street Journal ?A triumph. . . . An essential hysterical fix. . . . Masterly.? ? The New York Observer ?[A] frisky, freewheeling sex comedy about actors in a frisky, freewheeling sex comedy.? ? USA... more...

  • Copenhagenby Michael Frayn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The Tony Award?winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb. In 1941 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a clandestine trip to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart and friend Niels Bohr.... more...

  • My Father's Fortuneby Michael Frayn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 20.99

    For the first time, Michael Frayn, the "master of what is seriously funny,"* turns his humor and narrative genius on his own family's story, to re-create the world that made him who he is Whether he is deliriously funny or philosophically profound, as a novelist and a playwright Michael Frayn has concerned himself with the ordinary life lived... more...

  • The Russian Interpreterby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 10.19

    "A love affair through an interpreter,' said Raya. 'That's a very cultured prospect.' Raya is a mercurial Moscow blonde who speaks no English, and the affair she is embarking upon is with Gordon Proctor-Gould, a visiting British businessman who speaks no Russian. They need an interpreter; which is how Paul Manning is diverted from writing his thesis... more...

  • A Landing on the Sunby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.65

    Ever since an obscure Civil Servant called Stephen Summerchild fell to his death from a window in the Admiralty, rumours have circulated about a connection with some secret defence project. Now, as a television company reinvestigates the case, the Cabinet Office feels it may be prudent to make a reassessment of its own, in case of any sudden alarm... more...

  • Towards the End of the Morningby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.65

    "A sublimely funny comedy about the way newspapers try to put lives into words.' Spectator Michael Frayn's classic is set in the crossword and nature notes department of an obscure national newspaper during the declining years of Fleet Street, where John Dyson dreams wistfully of fame and the gentlemanly life - until one day his great chance of glory... more...

  • A Very Private Lifeby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 10.19

    "An intriguing fantasy.' Sunday Telegraph Uncumber lives at a time in the distant future when all humanity is divided in two - the Insiders and the Outsiders. The Insiders are privileged, with their every need catered to by somatic drugs, three-dimensional holovision and a prolonged life. Uncumber lives in this luxurious world and is told that she... more...

  • Headlongby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.65

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Headlong begins when Martin Clay, a young would-be art historian, believes he has discovered a missing masterpiece. The owner of the painting is oblivious to its potential and asks Martin to help him sell it, leaving Martin with the chance of a lifetime: if he could only separate the painter from its... more...

  • The Tin Menby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 10.19

    Why not program computers to take over the really dull jobs that human beings have to do - such as praying and behaving morally? At the William Morris Institute of Automation Research they are doing just that to free mankind for the really stimulating and demanding tasks of living today - first and foremost the impending visit of Her Majesty the... more...

  • Stage Directionsby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    This charming and insightful collection of writings forms an essential commentary on Michael Frayn's life and work. more...