Reinhardt's Garden by Mark Haber audiobook

Reinhardt's Garden

By Mark Haber
Read by Michael Crouch

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781566895620
4.69 Hours 1
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At the turn of the twentieth century, as he composes a treatise on melancholy, Jacov Reinhardt sets off from his small Croatian village in search of his hero and unwitting mentor, Emiliano Gomez Carrasquilla, who is rumored to have disappeared into the South American jungle—“not lost, mind you, but retired.” Jacov’s narcissistic preoccupation with melancholy consumes him, and as he desperately recounts the myth of his journey to his trusted but ailing scribe, hope for an encounter with the lost philosopher who holds the key to Jacov’s obsession seems increasingly unlikely. From Croatia to Germany, Hungary to Russia, and finally to the Americas, Jacov and his companions grapple with the limits of art, colonialism, and escapism in this antic debut where dark satire and skewed history converge.

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Summary

Summary

At the turn of the twentieth century, as he composes a treatise on melancholy, Jacov Reinhardt sets off from his small Croatian village in search of his hero and unwitting mentor, Emiliano Gomez Carrasquilla, who is rumored to have disappeared into the South American jungle—“not lost, mind you, but retired.” Jacov’s narcissistic preoccupation with melancholy consumes him, and as he desperately recounts the myth of his journey to his trusted but ailing scribe, hope for an encounter with the lost philosopher who holds the key to Jacov’s obsession seems increasingly unlikely.

From Croatia to Germany, Hungary to Russia, and finally to the Americas, Jacov and his companions grapple with the limits of art, colonialism, and escapism in this antic debut where dark satire and skewed history converge.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An exhilarating fever dream about the search for the secret of melancholy…Haber’s dizzying vision dextrously leads readers right into the melancholic heart of darkness.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Mark Haber

Author Bio: Mark Haber

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 4.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English