Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 14, 2010 - Fiction - 192 pages
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Imagine being famous. Being recognized on the street, adored by people who have never even met you, known the world over. Wouldn’t that be great?
 
But what if, one day, you got stuck in a country where celebrity means nothing, where no one spoke your language and you didn’t speak theirs, where no one knew your face (no book jackets, no TV) and you had no way of calling home? How would your fame help you then?
 
What if someone got hold of your cell phone? What if they spoke to your girlfriends, your agent, your director, and started making decisions for you? And worse, what if no one believed you were you anymore? When you saw a look-alike acting your roles for you, what would you do?
 
And what if one day you realized your magnum opus, like everything else you’d ever written, was a total waste of time, empty nonsense? What would you do next? Would your audience of seven million people keep you going? Or would you lose the capacity to keep on doing it?
 
Fame and facelessness, truth and deception, spin their way through all nine episodes of this captivating, wickedly funny, and perpetually surprising novel as paths cross and plots thicken, as characters become real people and real people morph into characters. The result is a dazzling tour de force by one of Europe’s finest young writers.




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User Review  - BooksOn23rd - LibraryThing

Interwoven stories revolving around writers. Which ones are real? Which ones are the stories the main author wrote? Wait a minute, ALL of the stories are made-up. Right? Read full review

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User Review  - payam-tommy - LibraryThing

it was one of the most creative novel I've ever read.but it was just creative.just this.some stories were great.some of those were normal and slow but totally worth for reading.it was a new experience. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Daniel Kehlmann’s Measuring the World was translated into more than forty languages. Awards his work has received include the Candide Prize, the Literature Prize of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Heimito von Doderer Literature Award, the Kleist Prize, the WELT Literature Prize, and the Thomas Mann Prize. Kehlmann divides his time between Vienna and Berlin.




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