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The Hidden Keys

by André Alexis

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Giller Prize winner André Alexis's contemporary take on the quest narrative is an instant classic.

Parkdale's Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, and it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and help her solve the puzzle.

A Japanese screen, a painting that plays music, a bottle of aquavit, a framed poem and a model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater: Tancred is lured in to this beguiling quest, and even though Willow dies before the puzzle is solved, he presses on.

As he tracks down the treasure, he must enlist the help of Alexander von Wurfel, conceptual artist and taxidermist to the wealthy, and fend off Willow's heroin dealers, a young albino named 'Nigger' Colby and his sidekick, Sigismund 'Freud' Luxemburg, a clubfooted psychopath, both of whom are eager to get their hands on this supposed pot of gold. And he must mislead Detective Daniel Mandelshtam, his most adored friend.

Inspired by a reading of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure IslandThe Hidden Keys questions what it means to be honorable, what it means to be faithful and what it means to sin.


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Publisher: Coach House Books

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  • ISBN: 9781770564657
  • File size: 5715 KB
  • Release date: September 19, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781770564657
  • File size: 5715 KB
  • Release date: September 19, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781770564664
  • File size: 13119 KB
  • Release date: September 19, 2016


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Giller Prize winner André Alexis's contemporary take on the quest narrative is an instant classic.

Parkdale's Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, and it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and help her solve the puzzle.

A Japanese screen, a painting that plays music, a bottle of aquavit, a framed poem and a model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater: Tancred is lured in to this beguiling quest, and even though Willow dies before the puzzle is solved, he presses on.

As he tracks down the treasure, he must enlist the help of Alexander von Wurfel, conceptual artist and taxidermist to the wealthy, and fend off Willow's heroin dealers, a young albino named 'Nigger' Colby and his sidekick, Sigismund 'Freud' Luxemburg, a clubfooted psychopath, both of whom are eager to get their hands on this supposed pot of gold. And he must mislead Detective Daniel Mandelshtam, his most adored friend.

Inspired by a reading of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure IslandThe Hidden Keys questions what it means to be honorable, what it means to be faithful and what it means to sin.


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    Publisher:
    Coach House Books

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781770564657
    File size: 5715 KB
    Release date: September 19, 2016

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781770564657
    File size: 5715 KB
    Release date: September 19, 2016

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781770564664
    File size: 13119 KB
    Release date: September 19, 2016

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