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A Devil Comes to Town

A Devil Comes to Town

Author(s): Paolo Maurensig

Location(s): Swiss Alps

Genre(s): Gothic, Suspense

Era(s): Modern

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Wild rabies runs rampant through the woods. The foxes are gaining ground, boldly making their way into the village. In Dichtersruhe, an insular yet charming haven stifled by the Swiss mountains, these omens go unnoticed by all but the new parish priest. The residents have other things on their mind: Literature. Everyone’s a writer – the nights are alive with reworked manuscripts. So when the devil turns up in a black car claiming to be a hot-shot publisher, unsatisfied authorial desires are unleashed and the village’s former harmony is shattered. Taut with foreboding and Gothic suspense, Paolo Maurensig gives us a refined and engaging literary parable on narcissism, vainglory, and our inextinguishable thirst for stories.

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Author: tripfiction

What a delightful short novel this is! Set in for the most part in 1981, A Devil Comes to Town is a gothic tale laced with dark imagery. From the outset, it is advised to...

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