The Resource Headhunter, Uwe Timm ; translated from the German by Peter Tegel

Headhunter, Uwe Timm ; translated from the German by Peter Tegel

Label
Headhunter
Title
Headhunter
Statement of responsibility
Uwe Timm ; translated from the German by Peter Tegel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
The first thing to be said about Uwe Timm's novel Headhunter, as every one of the many outstanding reviews on its publication in Germany noted, is that it is a thoroughly engrossing book - "gripping and entertaining from beginning to end" (FAZ). The second thing is that Timm, with a wonderfully light and precise touch, has created a multi-layered, multi-faceted book that addresses the times we live in and, most particularly, the role of money and the financial cannibalism of recent years. The narrator Peter Walter is a charmer, a master storyteller who has used that skill to siphon off millions from clients hoping to strike it rich on the commodities market. Escaping to Spain on the day his trial verdict is to come down, he intends to devote himself to his hobby, study of Easter Island. But a detective is on the trail of the missing millions, and Walter's uncle, an established author, is planning to use Walter's life story in a novel. Walter sets out to write his own intriguing autobiography - from his childhood in Hamburg's red-light district to his success in the world of high finance
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Timm, Uwe
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2682.I39
LC item number
K6713 1994
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Easter Island
Label
Headhunter, Uwe Timm ; translated from the German by Peter Tegel
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Penguin Books Canada Limited."
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035149760
Label
Headhunter, Uwe Timm ; translated from the German by Peter Tegel
Link
Publication
Note
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Penguin Books Canada Limited."
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035149760

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