The Stockholm octavo: A Novel
For fans of Patrick Suskind's classic Perfume comes a dazzling debut set during Stockholm's opulent golden age and brilliantly interweaving history, romance, and intrigue-a story in which one man's fortune holds the key to a nation's precarious fate.
Life is close to perfect for Emil Larsson, a self-satisfied bureaucrat in the Office of Customs and Excise in 1791 Stockholm. He is a true man of the town-a drinker, card player, and contented bachelor-until one evening when Mrs. Sofia Sparrow, a fortune-teller and proprietress of an exclusive gaming parlor, shares with him a vision she has had: a golden path that will lead him to love and connection. She lays an octavo for him, a spread of eight cards that augur the eight individuals who can help him realize this vision-if he can find them.
Emil begins his search, intrigued by the puzzle of his octavo and the good fortune Mrs. Sparrow's vision portends. But when Mrs. Sparrow wins a mysterious folding fan in a card game, the octavo's deeper powers are revealed. For Emil it is no longer just a game of the heart; collecting his eight is now crucial to pulling his country back from the crumbling precipice of rebellion and chaos.
Set against the luminous backdrop of late eighteenth-century Stockholm, as the winds of revolution rage through the great capitals of Europe, The Stockholm Octavo brings together a collection of characters, both fictional and historical, whose lives tangle in political conspiracy, love, and magic in a breathtaking tale that will leave you spellbound.
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|Grouping Title||stockholm octavo|
|Grouping Author||engelmann karen|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-18 22:53:02PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-07-18 23:50:01PM|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||Life is close to perfect for Emil Larsson, a self-satisfied bureaucrat in the Office of Customs and Excise in 1791 Stockholm. He is a true man of the Town--a drinker, card player, and contented bachelor--until one evening when Mrs. Sofia Sparrow, a fortune-teller and proprietor of an exclusive gaming parlor, shares with him a vision she has had: a golden path that will lead him to love and connection. She lays an Octavo for him, a spread of eight cards that augur the eight individuals who can help him realize this vision--if he can find them.|
|format_catalog||Book, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780061995347, 9780062190482, 9781483061641|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000396774|Book|Books|First edition.|English|HarperCollins Publishers,|c2012.|416 p. : ill. ; 23 cm., overdrive:127d3a5c-bab4-424f-a8ee-49469438582c|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2012|, overdrive:6c8c7546-bc3d-42b3-abc0-384c6115d87e|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2013||
|subject_facet||Fortune-telling by cards -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Stockholm (Sweden) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction|
|title_display||The Stockholm octavo|
|title_full||The Stockholm Octavo A Novel, The Stockholm octavo / Karen Engelmann|
|title_short||The Stockholm octavo|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Fortune-telling by cards, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, History, Literature|