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Music, in a Foreign Language (Original Fiction in Paperback) (Dedalus Original Fiction in Paperback) Paperback – 17 Feb 1994

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  • Paperback: 243 pages
  • Publisher: Dedalus Ltd (17 Feb. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1873982119
  • ISBN-13: 978-1873982112
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,775,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An intriguing and illuminating post-modern meditation on betrayal, death, and paths not taken, both personal and historical. Employing fiction within a fiction, Crumey constructs a philosophical jigsaw puzzle." The Herald

"This intricate, demanding story of political and personal commitment and betrayal introduces a young master of postmodernist irony who will remind many readers of the brainier postwar European novelists. A formidable debut, from a writer whose possibilities, seem virtually unlimited." Kirkus

"Music in a Foreign Language used the brilliant conceit of a Britain just emerging from 40 years of polite Stalinism as a platform for some glittering intellectual fireworks." Boyd Tonkin in The New Statesman

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