On Sale: September 15, 2015
Featuring: Lucien (Lucy) Minor
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Fantasy | Literature and Fiction | Mystery
From the bestselling, Man Bookerâ€“short-listed author of
The Sisters Brothers comes a brilliant and
boisterous novel that reimagines the folk tale
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.
Friendless and loveless, young and aimless, Lucy is a
compulsive liar, a sickly weakling in a town famous for
producing brutish giants. Then Lucy accepts employment
assisting the Majordomo of the remote, foreboding Castle Von
While tending to his new post as Undermajordomo,
Lucy soon discovers the place harbors many dark secrets, not
least of which being the whereabouts of the castle's master,
Baron Von Aux. He also encounters the colorful people of the
local villageâ€”thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and Klara, a
delicate beauty for whose love he must compete with the
exceptionally handsome soldier Adolphus. Thus begins a tale
of polite theft, bitter heartbreak, domestic mystery, and
cold-blooded murder in which every aspect of humanity is
laid bare for our hero to observe.
Minor is an adventure, a mystery, and a searing
portrayal of rural Alpine bad behavior, but above all it is
a love storyâ€”and Lucy must be careful, for love is a violent
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