The Book of Changes

Title

The Book of Changes

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Description

"Nothing remains intact for long: Men become women or change into screaming wolves; women appear in men's boxer shorts; suburban folk under the names of Herbert Hoover, Oscar Wilde, and the brothers Marx drift in and out of the novel; even that ingenious puppet-maker and puller of strings, Vladimir Nabokov, shows up briefly. In the midst of this bizarre world, Dillard stages an intricate detective story that will keep the reader on edge from its baffling beginning to its astonishing end. Under the shadowy lead of amateur sleuth Sir Hugh Fitz-Hyffen, evidence arises that links events stretching from the mountains of Romania to the ancient strongholds of Scotland to the tenements of Newark, New Jersey. An enormous diamond, a mask said to be that of Fu Manchu, and a series of brutal "Zodiac" killings are but three of the strands in the complex net of this thoroughly postmodern and highly entertaining mystery."--Book jacket.

ISBN

9780807127179

Publication Date

2001

Publisher

Louisiana State University Press

City

Baton Rouge

Keywords

Richard H.W. Dillard, experimental fiction, fantasy fiction, American fiction, detective and mystery stories

Disciplines

Fiction

Comments

Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1974.