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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...

  • My Father's Fortuneby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65

    'An unknown place.' This was what Michael Frayn's children called the shadowy landscape of the past from which their family had emerged. Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, My Father's Fortune sets out to rediscover that lost land before all trace of it finally disappears beyond recall. As Frayn tries to see it through the eyes of his parents... more...

  • Spiesby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.65

    In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackout at night and a single random bombsite. But the two boys start to suspect that all is not what it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground... 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...

  • A Very Private Lifeby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 10.19

    Uncumber lives in a dystopian world where 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 prolonged life. Uncumber lives in this luxurious world and is told that she must never go out into the dust and disease of the real... 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 owner,... more...

  • Stage Directionsby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    Stage Directions covers half a lifetime and the whole range of Frayn's theatrical writing, right up to a new piece about his latest play, Afterlife. It is also a reflection on his path into theatre: the 'doubtful beginnings' of his childhood, his subsequent scorn as a young man and, surprisingly late in life, his reluctant conversion. Whatever subjects... more...

  • The Human Touchby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    'Imaginative, funny and dazzlingly clever.' John Carey, Sunday Times Mankind, scientists agree, is a tiny and insignificant anomaly in the impersonal vastness of the universe. But what would that universe be like if we were not here to say something about it? Would it even be so vast, without the fact of our insignificance to give it scale?... more...