(From the publisher):
Schiller's only novel, The Ghost-Seer
, is a fascinating, experimental and deliberately fragmentary work. Thrillingly held together by its dramatic plot and operatic setting, the novel mixes first-person narrative with the epistolary form to create a multi-layered fiction of deceptive simplicity.
With the help of his lavish and atmospheric Venetian location, Schiller elaborates the mystery of a masked Armenian and his ghost-seer accomplice, who appear to be leading a rich young German Count to his death. All is not what it seems - and like the apparitionist it debunks, the narration plays with metaphorical mirrors and narrative smokescreens. When the Count falls in love with a beautiful, anonymous woman, his companions suspect he is being duped for political ends. They, like the reader, must unpick the true meaning of the conundrum from a delicate balance of motive and theme.
Original title: Der Geisterseher
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives
Fiction→ Horror→ Ghosts
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics