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By Sasha Sokolov

ISBN-10: 1590178475

ISBN-13: 9781590178478

By way of turns lyrical and philosophical, witty and baffling, A institution for Fools confounds all expectancies of the unconventional. the following we discover now not one trustworthy narrator yet "unreliable" narrators: the younger guy who's a scholar on the "school for fools" and his double. What starts off as a reverie (with widespread interruptions) involves look a kind of fairy-tale quest no longer for gold or marriage yet for self-knowledge. The currents of attention operating in the course of the novel are passionate and profound. thoughts of youth summers on the dacha are contemporaneous with the current, the useless are alive, and the loved is found in the wind. here's a story both of insanity or of the lifetime of the mind's eye in dialog with cause, straining on the limits of language; within the phrases of Vladimir Nabokov, "an captivating, tragic, and touching book."

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He was born in 1767, he travelled in the Orient for several years, and he returned to France to discover that an imposter had assumed his identity and looted his estates. The imposter attacked him when he was unmasked, and was killed. So de Bassompierre resumed his station in society, corresponded with men of scienceall this is in the official biographical material about himand he was useful to Napoleon on one or two occasions but was highly regarded by the Bourbons when they returned. " Pepe frowned.

He protested. " "Why, Valerie! We were children together! And I knew this Madame Carroll when she was a skinny virgin, trying desperately to get herself a suitable husband! She's Valerie's aunt and she was a tartar then and she's worse now! Valeric lives with her! " Pepe snorted. "You talked to her for fifteen minutes and you have a complete picture of the difficulties to romance with her! " Harris said indignantly: "But she's a nice kid! I liked her when we were children! And dammit, I've been lonesome!

I have a memory, a vague one. It seems to me that there was some story, perhaps a novel, about a Maximilian. " "Carlotta," said Harrison. " agreed Pepe, relievedly. "Certainly! We read the same novel at some time or another! " He stopped short. His mouth dropped open. There was again a faint feeling of giddiness in the air. Again one could not be sure that he felt it. The branches of the trees again seemed changed, as if they'd grown differently from the way they'd looked before. A door across the street looked right again, where before it hadn't.

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