“The Piano Teacher” – a novel of lust and domination written in the biting style that, in the Swedish Academy’s description, reveals “the absurdity of society’s clichés and their subjugating power” – was No. 1,163,804 on Amazon.com’s sales rankings early Thursday, according to The Associated Press. By Friday, it had climbed to No. 9.
Oh, what a Nobel Prize will do to your sales!
Austrian novelist and playwright Elfriede Jelinek was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize for Literature.