In the final days of the Second World War, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley scrawls
his desperate account on the walls and ceilings of his ice-cold prison high
in the Austrian Alps. Officers of the liberating army discover his frozen,
disfigured corpse and his astonishing testament - the sordid truth that he
alone possessed. Fascinated but horrified, they learn of a dazzling array
of characters caught up in a scandal and political corruption.Famous Last
Words is part-thriller, part-horror story; it is also a meditation on
history and the human soul and it is Findley's fine achievement that he has
combined these elements into a web that constantly surprises and astounds
the reader.

Timothy Findley—Famous Last Words

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