The Solitaire Mystery
A Novel About Family & Destiny
Author: Jostein Gaarder; Translated by Sarah Jane Hails
The story of a boy and his father on a car trip through Europe, searching for the boy's mother, who left many years ago to find herself. Structured as a deck of cards -- each chapter is one card in the deck -- The Solitaire Mystery subtly weaves together fantasy and reality, fairy tales and family history.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
In The News
“Playful, ingenious, frequently moving.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[An] offbeat delight, ontology masquerading as an ingeniously constructed fairy tale.” —Publishers Weekly