Green Hills Branch Library is closed Nov 19-24 for parking lot maintenance. Get details.

All library locations are closed Thursday, Nov 22 and Friday, Nov 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tell us what you think! Take our Facilities Satisfaction Survey.

Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(3)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(2)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

From the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Sisters Brothers, comes a brilliant and boisterous novel that reimagines the folk tale.

A love story, an adventure story, a fable without a moral, and an ink-black comedy of manners, Undermajordomo Minor is Patrick deWitt's long-awaited follow-up to the internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novel The Sisters Brothers.

Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, young and aimless, Lucy is a compulsive liar, a sickly weakling in a town famous for producing brutish giants. Then Lucy accepts employment assisting the Majordomo of the remote, foreboding Castle Von Aux.

While tending to his new post as Undermajordomo, Lucy soon discovers the place harbors many dark secrets, not least of which is the whereabouts of the castle's master, Baron Von Aux. He also encounters the colorful people of the local village--thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and Klara, a delicate beauty whose love he must compete for with the exceptionally handsome soldier, Adolphus. Thus begins a tale of polite theft, bitter heartbreak, domestic mystery, and cold-blooded murder in which every aspect of human behavior is laid bare for our hero to observe.

Undermajordomo Minor is an adventure, a mystery, and a searing portrayal of rural Alpine bad behavior, but above all it is a love story and Lucy must be careful, for love is a violent thing.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780062281203
9781504646697
9780062281234
150464669
9781504646703
9780062390332
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 9f7d43ca-cf32-7193-01cd-18ffe8df0670
Grouping Title undermajordomo minor
Grouping Author dewitt patrick
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-18 23:28:41PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-19 00:41:01AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Prebble, Simon.
author deWitt, Patrick, 1975-
author2-role Prebble, Simon.
author_display deWitt, Patrick
available_at_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Thompson Lane
collection_catalog Audiobook, Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction
display_description "Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, young and aimless, Lucy is a compulsive liar, a sickly weakling in a town famous for producing brutish giants. Then Lucy accepts employment assisting the Majordomo of the remote, foreboding Castle Von Aux. While tending to his new post as Undermajordomo, Lucy soon discovers the place harbors many dark secrets, not least of which is the whereabouts of the castle's master, Baron Von Aux. He also encounters the colorful people of the local village--thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and Klara, a delicate beauty whose love he must compete for with the exceptionally handsome soldier, Adolphus. Thus begins a tale of polite theft, bitter heartbreak, domestic mystery, and cold-blooded murder in which every aspect of human behavior is laid bare for our hero to observe" --
format_catalog Book, CD audio book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 9f7d43ca-cf32-7193-01cd-18ffe8df0670
isbn 150464669, 9780062281203, 9780062281234, 9780062390332, 9781504646697, 9781504646703
item_details ils:CARL0000468694|35192047849389|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction DeWitt|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000468694|35192047849439|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction DeWitt|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000468694|35192047849447|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction DeWitt|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000468694|35192047849470|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction DeWitt|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000469380|35192047663707|Main Library - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction DeWitt|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:5281339c-a284-4670-9601-21b00a402cd1|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:e012d194-0694-41a5-9b84-47728cfd2834|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book
last_indexed 2018-11-19T06:41:01.8Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction, Novels
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction DeWitt, Fiction DeWitt
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9780062281203
publishDate 2015
record_details ils:CARL0000468694|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,|[2015]|317 pages ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000469380|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc.,|[2015]|7 audio discs (7 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:5281339c-a284-4670-9601-21b00a402cd1|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|2015|, overdrive:e012d194-0694-41a5-9b84-47728cfd2834|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000469380 35192047663707 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000468694 35192047849389 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000468694 35192047849447 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000468694 35192047849439 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000468694 35192047849470 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:5281339c-a284-4670-9601-21b00a402cd1 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:e012d194-0694-41a5-9b84-47728cfd2834 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Audiobooks, Castles -- Fiction, Household employees -- Fiction, Humorous stories, American, Mountain life -- Fiction
title_display Undermajordomo Minor : a novel
title_full Undermajordomo Minor : a novel / Patrick deWitt, Undermajordomo Minor A Novel, Undermajordomo Minor [sound recording] : A Novel deWitt, Patrick, 1975-
title_short Undermajordomo Minor :
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Castles, Fantasy, Fiction, Household employees, Humorous stories, American, Literature, Mountain life, Mythology, Science Fiction