Contact Us Need Help? Call us 1800-987-323
Explore Departments
  Free shipping Australia wide

The Typist

"The Typist" chronicles the early rehabilitation of the Pacific theater of the Second World War, specifically occupied Japan, where Western bureaucrats had taken charge of their former enemies.
The Typist
Product Unavailable
Michael Knight is also the author of the novel, "The Divining Rod"; two collections of short fiction, " Dogfight: And Other Stories" and" Goodnight, Nobody"; and a collection of novellas, "The Holiday Season." His fiction has appeared in publications such as "Esquire," "The New Yorker" and" Oxford American." He teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee.
  • Huffington Post 10 Best Books of the Year
  • "California Chronicle" Top 100 Books of the Year
""The Typist" is reminiscent of "The English Patient"--slow, sad, wistful and romantic."--"Los Angeles Times"
"Elegant . . . Knight's novel is told in sparse prose, but the story has gravity and a heft that makes it a memorable read."--"Chicago Tribune"
"Gambling, prostitutes, bomb craters and black-market transactions: these are the exigencies of a military occupation, or at least of America's occupation of Tokyo in the mid-1940s. Given the sin-rich atmosphere of" The Typist," it may come as a surprise that the tone is more beatific than vulgar. But then Mr Knight has never shied away from taking the unexpected angle in his fiction. . . . Knight's prose transforms even cheap booze and poor weather into lovely atmospheric touches. . . . [His] elegant prose recalls the fiction of W.G. Sebald, another author who explored the melancholy postwar consciousness with subtle mastery."--"The Economist "(online)
""The Typist" is Knight's best book yet. It reads with a combination of urgency and a quiet, rush-less path to the novel's slow reveal. There is not a misstep, not a mislaid sentence. I believed and breathed every single word. This book awed me."--Elizabeth Gilbert
"Michael Knight tells the story of generals, war, and occupation through the eyes of a typist who proves himself to be the calm at the center of the storm. The result is this elegant, thoughtful, and resonant novel."--Ann Patchett
"[A] quiet novel [that] packs a strong philosophical punch."--The Huffington Post (Most Anticipated Novels for 2010)
"Spare in detail but mesmerizing . . . For readers with an interest in post-war Japan, "The Typist "is an artistic change of pace. For those without an interest, the novel will inform and illuminate."--"Author Magazine"
""The Typist" is a compelling meditation on how public events shape private lives. Packing sharp c
Author
Michael Knight
Short Title
TYPIST
Publisher
Atlantic Monthly Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
0802119506
ISBN-13
9780802119506
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
DEWEY
FIC
Pages
190
Browse by category
FREE DELIVERY

Delivery is free to any Australian address. No matter where your item is going.

SECURE PAYMENT

We use 100% PCI DSS compliant payment services. That means your payment information is always protected, and never gets seen by anyone.

30 DAY RETURN POLICY

Return any item within 30 days of delivery. It doesn’t matter why you want to return your item, you can free of charge!