Details

ISBN-10: 0062281224
ISBN-13: 9780062281227
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publish Date: 06/21/2016
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 0.70" H

Undermajordomo Minor

Paperback

Price: $15.99

Overview

Friendless and loveless, young and aimless, Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in his bucolic hamlet of Bury, a weakling and compulsive liar in a town famous for producing brutish giants. When Lucy finds employment–as Undermajordomo, assisting the Majordomo of a remote, foreboding castle–he soon discovers the place harbors many dark secrets, not least of which is the whereabouts of the castle’s master, Baron Von Aux. Along the way, he encounters thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and Klara, a delicate beauty for whose love he must compete. Thus begins a tale of theft, heartbreak, mystery, and cold-blooded murder in which every aspect of humanity is laid bare for our hero to observe. Undermajordomo Minor is an adventure story, a fable without a moral, an ink-black comedy of manners, and a love story–and Lucy must be careful, for love is a violent thing.

Read More
Reviews
"In his previous novel, The Sisters Brothers, deWitt discovered brutal humanity and coal-black humor behind the façade of a recognizable genre, and now he's done it again. UNDERMAJORDOMO MINOR bursts with exchanges begging to be read aloud in the village square."–Esquire
More Reviews

Details

ISBN-10: 0062281224
ISBN-13: 9780062281227
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publish Date: 06/21/2016
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 0.70" H
Skip to content