Firmin: Adventures Of A Metropolitan Lowlife

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A darkly comic rat's tale of exile, unrequited love and the redemptive power of books.

This is a novel told through the voice of a rat. Firmin is born in the basement of a ramshackle old bookstore but because he is the runt of the litter, he is forced to compete for food and ends up chewing on the books that surround him. Firmin soon realizes his source of nourishment has endowed him with the ability to read and this discovery fills him with an insatiable hunger for literature and a very unratlike sense of the world and his place in it.

As Firmin navigates the shadowy streets of his decaying area, looking for understanding, his excitement, loneliness, fear, and self-consciousness become remarkably human and undeniably touching. But the days of the bookshop and of the close community around it are numbered. The area has been marked out for 'urban regeneration' and soon the faded glory of the bookshop, the small local theatre, the unique shops and small cafes will face the bulldozers and urban planners.

Brilliantly original and richly allegorical, Firmin is brimming with charm and wistful longing for a world that understands the redemptive power of literature and treasures its seedy theaters, one-of-a-kind characters, and cluttered bookshops.

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The charming and allegorical tale of a rat born in a bookshop who inadvertently eats Finnegans Wake, and so begins his lifelong taste for high literature. ( TIMES)

A melancholy and quirky debut novel...a heartbreaking tale of frustrated intellect and urban regeneration ( OBSERVER)

Cannot fail to move even the hardest of hearts ( GOOD BOOK GUIDE)

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A darkly comic rat's tale of exile, unrequited love and the redemptive power of books.

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Descrizione libro Orion Publishing Co, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A darkly comic rat s tale of exile, unrequited love and the redemptive power of books. This is a novel told through the voice of a rat. Firmin is born in the basement of a ramshackle old bookstore but because he is the runt of the litter, he is forced to compete for food and ends up chewing on the books that surround him. Firmin soon realizes his source of nourishment has endowed him with the ability to read and this discovery fills him with an insatiable hunger for literature and a very unratlike sense of the world and his place in it. As Firmin navigates the shadowy streets of his decaying area, looking for understanding, his excitement, loneliness, fear, and self-consciousness become remarkably human and undeniably touching. But the days of the bookshop and of the close community around it are numbered. The area has been marked out for urban regeneration and soon the faded glory of the bookshop, the small local theatre, the unique shops and small cafes will face the bulldozers and urban planners. Brilliantly original and richly allegorical, Firmin is brimming with charm and wistful longing for a world that understands the redemptive power of literature and treasures its seedy theaters, one-of-a-kind characters, and cluttered bookshops. Codice libro della libreria AA29780753823392

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Descrizione libro Orion Publishing Co, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A darkly comic rat s tale of exile, unrequited love and the redemptive power of books. This is a novel told through the voice of a rat. Firmin is born in the basement of a ramshackle old bookstore but because he is the runt of the litter, he is forced to compete for food and ends up chewing on the books that surround him. Firmin soon realizes his source of nourishment has endowed him with the ability to read and this discovery fills him with an insatiable hunger for literature and a very unratlike sense of the world and his place in it. As Firmin navigates the shadowy streets of his decaying area, looking for understanding, his excitement, loneliness, fear, and self-consciousness become remarkably human and undeniably touching. But the days of the bookshop and of the close community around it are numbered. The area has been marked out for urban regeneration and soon the faded glory of the bookshop, the small local theatre, the unique shops and small cafes will face the bulldozers and urban planners. Brilliantly original and richly allegorical, Firmin is brimming with charm and wistful longing for a world that understands the redemptive power of literature and treasures its seedy theaters, one-of-a-kind characters, and cluttered bookshops. Codice libro della libreria AA29780753823392

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Descrizione libro 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 129mm x 198mm x 18mm. Paperback. A darkly comic rat's tale of exile, unrequited love and the redemptive power of books. This is a novel told through the voice of a rat. Firmin is born in the basement of a ramshackle old .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 240 pages. 0.230. Codice libro della libreria 9780753823392

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Descrizione libro Orion Publishing Co. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, Sam Savage, A darkly comic rat's tale of exile, unrequited love and the redemptive power of books. This is a novel told through the voice of a rat. Firmin is born in the basement of a ramshackle old bookstore but because he is the runt of the litter, he is forced to compete for food and ends up chewing on the books that surround him. Firmin soon realizes his source of nourishment has endowed him with the ability to read and this discovery fills him with an insatiable hunger for literature and a very unratlike sense of the world and his place in it. As Firmin navigates the shadowy streets of his decaying area, looking for understanding, his excitement, loneliness, fear, and self-consciousness become remarkably human and undeniably touching. But the days of the bookshop and of the close community around it are numbered. The area has been marked out for 'urban regeneration' and soon the faded glory of the bookshop, the small local theatre, the unique shops and small cafes will face the bulldozers and urban planners. Brilliantly original and richly allegorical, Firmin is brimming with charm and wistful longing for a world that understands the redemptive power of literature and treasures its seedy theaters, one-of-a-kind characters, and cluttered bookshops. Codice libro della libreria B9780753823392

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Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Not Signed; A darkly comic rat's tale of exile, unrequited love and the redemptive power of books. This is a novel told through the voice of a rat. Firmin is born in the basement of a ramshackle old bookstore but because he is the runt of the litter, he is forced to compete for food and ends up chewing on the. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780753823392_rkm

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Descrizione libro Phoenix, 2009. Condizione libro: New. 2009. First Edition. Paperback. A darkly comic rat's tale of exile, unrequited love and the redemptive power of books. Num Pages: 240 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 17. Weight in Grams: 228. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780753823392

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