Allen Kurzweil

The Grand Complication
  • The Grand Complication

  • Alexander Short is a stylish young reference librarian. With his job in jeopardy and his marriage coming apart, Alexander meets the improbably named Henry James Jesson III, a book-lover who hires the librarian for some after-hours research. His task: to complete a cabinet of curiosities chronicling the life of a mysterious eighteenth-century inventor. As the investigation heats up, Alexander realizes there are many more secrets lurking in Jesson's cloistered world than those found inside his elegant Manhattan town house-

Allen Kurzweil is the author of four novels, including A Case of Curiosities. He is currently a Fellow at Brown University's John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilisation. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his wife and son.

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