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Frost

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Written by Thomas BernhardAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Thomas Bernhard

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: January 8, 2008
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-3351-5 (1-4000-3351-9)
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Thomas Bernhard combined a searing wit and an unwavering gaze into the human condition. His debut novel, Frost, marked the beginning of one of the century’s most provocative literary careers.

Visceral, raw, singular, and unforgettable, Frost is the story of a friendship between a young man beginning his medical career and a painter in his final days. The youth has accepted an unusual assignment, to travel to a miserable mining town in the middle of nowhere in order to clinically—and secretly—observe and report on his mentor’s reclusive brother, the painter Strauch. Carefully disguising himself as a law student with a love of Henry James, he befriends the aging artist and attempts to carry out his mission, only to find himself caught up in his subject’s apparent madness.


“A blast of raw feeling. . . . This is mercilessly honest work.”
Harper’s Magazine

“One of the century’s most gifted writers.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

“Bernhard is a remarkable literary performer: a man who goes to extremes in ways that vivify our sense of human possibilities.”
The Wall Street Journal