There’s nothing moving outside. No cars. No buses. No people. No birds.
An ordinary man wakes up on an ordinary day to find that he’s the only living creature in the entire city. The radio and TV are suddenly filled with white noise, there’s no newspaper, the Internet is down and no one’s answering the phone.
Jonas is the last living being on the planet. What happened? How? Why? And why is he still here?
Thriller and philosophical investigation wrapped up in an intensely compelling, eerie mystery, Night Work is compulsive and exhilarating - but don’t read it when you’re all alone…
“Glavinic’s masterpiece … A wonderful, big novel about the self and others, about fear and courage, about the fragility of the everyday and about the uncertain border between waking and dreaming.”
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“Glavinic has created a gripping mystery - a book that leaves its readers disturbed yet happy, and full of questions.”
“One of the most thrilling novels of the year … a fantastic tale about the fragility of the individual.”
“A literary tour de force”
“Glavinic makes Jonas’s purgatorial predicament as gripping as any thriller … there’s a wakefulness to the zeitgeist in the greatest of authors, and on the evidence of Night Work, Glavinic is a truly great author, not just a truly great Austrian author.”
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Thomas Glavinic, born 1972, has worked as a taxi driver, mountain farmer and copywriter. His first novel, Carl Haffner’s Love of the Draw, made the Daily Telegraph Book of the Year list. Der Kameramörder (‘The Camera Killer’) was awarded the Friedrich-Glauser-Krimipreis, Germany’s most important crime award. He has written three other widely acclaimed novels, the latest of which, Das Bin Doch Ich, was shortlisted for the 2007 German Book Prize. He lives in Vienna.