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The Weaver Fish

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A captivating zoological, mathematical, technological, grammatical, architectural, aeronautical literary thriller - unlike anything you’ve read before. When Edvard Tøssentern, the missing author of studies of the mysterious flesh-eating weaver fish, staggers in from a remote swamp, his colleagues at the research station on the island of Ferendes are overjoyed. But Edvard’s discovery about a rare giant bird throws them all into the path of a dangerous international crime ring. Part-thriller, part-literary and mathematical puzzle, this unique, bold and playful debut engages the reader in an exhilarating game, challenging everything we know - or think we know - about language, morality and truth.

From Publishers Weekly

25 April 2016 – Australian anesthetist Edeson's enigmatic debut opens with an edited version of an address delivered to a Cambridge University society regarding the piranha-like fish of the title, for which there are more "words than reported sightings." Chapter two dwells on an unusually designed London building, from a window of which was found hanging in 1963 the dead body of a Soviet Embassy attach . Chapter three includes portions of an interview from the magazine Aviation Reviews with aeronautical engineer Walter Reckles, the author of a controversial book on surviving a midair collision, which maintains that passengers could pilot "aircraft fragments, particularly a wing, safely back to Earth." Eventually, something of a focus emerges concerning the disappearance of the Norwegian-British logician, linguist and dream theorist Edvard T ssentern in a research balloon over the South China Sea. Edeson leavens this whimsical academic send-up with endnotes full of fictional mathematical equations, but readers will struggle to figure out how everything connects.
The Weaver Fish
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  • £6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: 01 April 2016
  • Publisher: Gallic Books
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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