PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Cover illustration: Lise Weisgerber
"Rreinnstadt is a place which exists nowhere...the conception of an 18th century prince who devotes his time, and that of his subjects, to laying down on paper the architecture and street-plans of this great, yet illusory city. Its inhabitants must also be devised: artists and authors, their fictional lives and works, all concocted by different departments. When Schenck, a worker in the Cartography Office, discovers the 'existence' of Pfitz, a manservant visiting Rreinnstadt, he sets about illicitly recreating Pfitz's life. Crumey is a daring writer: using the stuff of fairy tales, he ponders the difference between fact and fiction, weaving together philosophy and fantasy to create a magical, witty novel."
The Sunday Times
Intellectual fiction at its playful best and not to be missed.
No. of pages: 164
Publication date: 27.03.1995
978 1 873982 81 5
978 1 907650 38 3
Rights sold: US (Picador),
France (Calmann-Levy trade, Serpent a Plume pocket book and after rights reverted Editions de l'Arbre vengeur),
Portugal (Temas e Debate),
Italy (Ponte Alle Grazie),