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The Final Solution
by Michael Chabon
We're really looking forward to this new 128 page hardcover that seems to have been inspired (we could be wrong) by Michael Moorcock's story, "The Nazi Canary," which appeared in the Chabon edited McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, which came out last summer (and will be followed up shortly by a second collection; watch this space). Here's the publisher's description of The Final Solution:
"Eastbourne, Sussex, 1944. An 89-year-old man, somewhat eccentric, a keeper of bees, and with a reputation vaguely recollected by the locals as a once-famous detective, faces his final sluething challenge. Linus Steinman, nine years old and mute, has escaped Nazi Germany with his sole companion, an African grey parrot. When Linus's parrot, apt to sing German lieder and spew out seemingly meaningless strings of numbers, goes missing, and a man is murdered, only the famous old detective, with his signature cape and meerschaum pipe, can be counted on to solve the mystery. Reimagining the classic 19th century detective story, The Final Solution is a short, suspenseful tale of compassion and wit by Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author ofThe Amazing Adventures of Kaavalier and Clay."
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