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A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall : A Novel - Will Chancellor

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall

A Novel

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Published: 8th July 2014
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A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall is an exuberant literary debut--a novel of real ideas and a playful examination of our in-between world, one that explores the nature of family, identity, art, and belief while also marking the introduction of an original new voice in contemporary fiction.

Owen Burr is the six-foot-eight, Olympics-bound senior captain of the Stanford University water polo team. In his final collegiate match, however, he suffers a catastrophic injury that destroys his hopes and dreams, flattening his entire world into two dimensions. His identity as an athlete erased but his ambition indelible, he defies his father, a classics professor who lives in a "cave" of his own making, and moves to Berlin with naive plans to make conceptual art. Then he disappears.

Without a single clue as to his son's location, Dr. Burr embarks upon a tour of public lectures from Greece to Germany to Iceland in an attempt to draw out his endangered son. Instead, he foments a violent uprising.

“I fell in love…remind[s] me of the potential of literature… It is a novel that could only be written by one person, at one particular time…the most ‘alive’ book I’ve read this year.”

ISBN: 9780062280015
ISBN-10: 0062280015
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 8th July 2014