“Combines the fascination of a fairy tale . . . with beautifully defined characters and an underlying seriousness of purpose that makes it something far more important . . . Freddy’s Book is the work of a master storyteller.”—Anne Tyler
In a gloomy mansion in Madison, Wisconsin, a sheltered and sensitive young man slips a visiting professor his secret manuscript—a staggering and beautiful fantasy of knights, knaves, and fools, a rich tale of timeless battles with the devil himself over power and destiny.
John Gardner (1933–1982) was a major figure of twentieth-century letters.
About: Freddy Agaard, son of a college professor, has projected himself into a story of Gustav, a sixteenth-century Scandinavian king, and Lars-Goren, a brave knight who, like Freddy, is a giant and suffers from his physical condition
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