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- ISBN: 9780307594457 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
- ISBN: 0307594459 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (310 pages)
- Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
|General Note:|| "A Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.
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|Summary, etc.:|| "Opening in England at the turn of the twentieth century, C is the story of a boy named Serge Carrefax, whose father spends his time experimenting with wireless communication while running a school for deaf children. Serge grows up amid the noise and silence with his brilliant but troubled older sister, Sophie: an intense sibling relationship that stays with him as he heads off into an equally troubled larger world. After a fling with a nurse at a Bohemian spa, Serge serves in World War I as a radio operator for reconnaissance planes. When his plane is shot down, Serge is taken to a German prison camp, from which he escapes. Back in London, he's recruited for a mission to Cairo on behalf of the shadowy Empire Wireless Chain. All of which eventually carries Serge to a fitful, and perhaps fateful, climax at the bottom of an Egyptian tomb..."--Jacket.
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