Sarah A Smith

Cult Fiction

The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge

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Patricia Duncker is a novelist of ideas. Her work has encompassed French postmodernism, gender politics, postcolonialism and cultural diversity. Her fifth novel, The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge, takes on monotheist sects, astronomy, opera and the battle between rationalism and mysticism. Like much of her previous fiction, it does so within the context of a thriller.

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