The Stranger's Woes

The Stranger's Woes

By Max Frei; Polly Gannon (Translator); Ast A. Moore (Translator)

Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781590204788, 412pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2011

Description
The irresistible newest novel by the bestselling Max Frei, set in a magical city where losers make good. The Labyrinths of Echo series --the adventures of Max, who was once a loser but discovers a new world --has been an international literary sensation since its debut. In this second installment, Sir Max is still a hardened smoker, an uncomplicated glutton, and a loafer, but once again, he gets lucky. He travels to the parallel world of Echo, where magic is commonplace and where he fits right in. Plunging back into the astounding and absurd realm first portrayed in The Stranger(Fandomania.com's #1 Book of 2009), this is a sequel of addictive power, blending fantasy, horror, philosophy, and comedy. Readers will welcome this "utterly original" (Bookslut) volume of the new adventures and misadventures of Sir Max in this enchanting world.


About the Author
Max Frei is the author of the internationally bestselling Labyrinths of Echo series, of which over two million books have been sold in many languages worldwide, as well as books on literature and art.

Polly Gannon is the director of cultural studies at the New York-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture. She holds a Ph.D. in Russian Literature from Cornell University and is the co-translator of Word for Word by Lilianna Lungina. She lives, teaches, and translates in St. Petersburg, Russia.