Count Luna

Count Luna

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 28/03/2024
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Count Luna
Eerie, whimsical, and an instant favourite
For a short period of the 19th century, Russian literature was permeated with a trope termed 'the superfluous man'. Though not exclusive to the works of Tu... READ MORE
Archie at Wells
Count Luna
Obsession and madness!
Alexander Jessiersky becomes obsessed with finding the eponymous Count Luna and his descent into paranoia is quite remarkable and compelling. There is an i... READ MORE
Chelsea at Lichfield


'A book so astonishing that I immediately reread it, fearful it might disappear' Patti Smith

The war is over but Alexander Jessiersky, a wealthy Austrian aristocrat and industrialist, is haunted by guilt over the neighbour he inadvertently sent to a concentration camp, Count Luna. What's more, he is convinced that Luna survived - and is out to get his revenge. So begins a wild, weird cat-and-mouse chase that takes him and his shadowy nemesis through windswept valleys, eerie houses and, eventually, Rome's catacombs, as an increasingly paranoid Jessiersky asks himself: will Luna stop at nothing to exact his bloody vengeance? Crazed, raging and darkly comic, Count Luna is a reckoning with postwar guilt, and an irresistible tale of the uncanny.

'Like Kafka ... Lernet-Holenia weaves his most intimate hopes and dreams ... with exquisitely imagined detail' Chicago Tribune

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241649541
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Weight: 123g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm

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