The Egyptologist: A Novel

The Egyptologist: A Novel

Arthur Phillips


From the bestselling writer of Prague comes a witty, creative, brilliantly developed novel approximately an Egyptologist enthusiastic about discovering the tomb of an apocryphal king. This darkly comedian labyrinth of a narrative opens at the wasteland plains of Egypt in 1922, then winds its approach from the slums of Australia to the ballrooms of Boston when it comes to Oxford, the battlefields of the 1st international battle, and a royal courtroom in turmoil.
Just as Howard Carter unveils the tomb of Tutankhamun, making the main miraculous locate within the heritage of archaeology, Oxford-educated Egyptologist Ralph Trilipush is digging himself into difficulty, having staked his specialist attractiveness and his fiancée’s fortune on a scrap of hieroglyphic pornography. in the meantime, a continuing Australian detective units off at the case of his occupation, spanning the globe looking for a assassin. And one other assassin. and doubtless one other assassin. The confluence of those likely separate tales ends up in an explosive finishing, instantaneously inevitable and completely unpredictable.

Arthur Phillips leads this excursion to its unforgettable climax with the entire wit and narrative bravado that made Prague essentially the most significantly acclaimed novels of 2002. Exploring problems with type, greed, ambition, and the very human starvation for everlasting existence, this excellent moment novel offers us a glimpse of Phillips’s variety and maturity–and is certain to earn him additional acclaim as essentially the most fascinating authors of his generation.

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