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How can a man save himself from an internationally notorious female assassin, whose face no-one knows? For now Lisa is after him. Funny to the bitter end - Thomas Glavinic's novel about the invisible horror of the virtual world.
"I will not be found." A man has barricaded himself in a deserted country house with his small son. Every evening he arms himself with plenty of whisky and cocaine, and takes up position in front of a microphone to address a virtual audience via the internet. DNA tests prove the inconceivable: a serious criminal is committing mysterious crimes all over the world, from pilfering millet on a West Styrian farmstead to kidnapping a young woman in Hungary, all the way to a multiple torture and murder in Warsaw and Genua. Police name the wanted woman as Lisa. Now she has broken into his flat. There is increasing evidence that he will be her next victim. But Lisa remains invisible. Apart from her DNA, there's not a single clue. Lisa is a novel that captures an age in which the internet is the last remaining contact, in which the media and violence are as inextricably linked as reality and fiction, and in which the individual can only escape madness by embracing irony.
Thomas Glavinic, one of the most unique novelists of his generation, has created a masterpiece of comedy and absurdity, and at the same time, a psychogram of horror. For Lisa is everywhere.