When Lawrence Miller discovers that his bookmark has mysteriously moved thirty pages on in his current reading, this is only the beginning of a series of apparently inexplicable circumstances in his life. A professor at a minor state university near New York, he has inherited his office from the enigmatic Bogomil Trumilcik. What are these strange objects in this office, including a hefty steel bar? And what connection does Trumilcik have with a number of hideous murders of young women? More importantly, what connection do all these things have to our narrator, Lawrence Miller? In THE HORNED MAN, the distinguished author of short stories and poetry, whose latest collection, LANDSCAPE WITH CHAINSAW, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize, triumphantly pulls off a literary confidence trick.
Author: Lasdun, James
Publisher: UK: Cape; US: Norton; Translation: Irene Skolnick