By Daniel Kehlmann
From the the world over best-selling writer Daniel Kehlmann, a provocative and wickedly humorous novel approximately unpredictable men–one an artist and the opposite a journalist, who jointly embark on an unforeseen event with uproarious effects.
Sebastian Zollner’s failure as a journalist is matched simply via his own mess ups: his female friend is relocating in a brand new lover ahead of Sebastian even is aware he’s been dumped. trying to find the holiday that may redeem him within the eyes of his friends, he heads off on a wild goose chase into the mountains to interview the eccentric, mythical painter Manuel Kaminski, with the desire of writing his biography.
Kaminski goes blind and resides in seclusion together with his daughter. He can be engaged on his subsequent masterpiece or easing into his ultimate days, and his inconsistent profession increases the query of even if he has been a fraud or a genius. His inventive popularity hinges on any variety of components yet so much prominently on a definitive biography. input Zollner–who has no goal of writing a gasp piece. He’s out to dig dust and to strength Kaminski to confront the legacy of his paintings. however the secrets and techniques he uncovers will lead Kaminski, and Zollner himself, to areas neither of them ever anticipated to go.
With edgy wit and intelligence, Daniel Kehlmann dives into the issues of what's “truth” in our celebrity-crazed occasions and embraces the strength and humanity that lie underneath the pretensions of the paintings and journalistic worlds. A firecracker of a unique.