A Ladder to the Sky

A Ladder to the Sky

Book - 2018 | First United States edition
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Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for fame. The one thing he doesnt have is talent but hes not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They dont need to be his own. Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful but desperately lonely older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurices first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall& Sweeping across the late twentieth century, A Ladder to the Sky is a fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel from an acclaimed literary virtuoso.
Publisher: London ; New York : Hogarth, 2018
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9781984823014
1984823019
Branch Call Number: F BOYNE-J
Characteristics: 362 pages ; 25 cm

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