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Georges Chave, né à Ivry-sur-Seine le jour de la bataille d'Okinawa, domicilié à Paris dans le 11e arrondissement. Vit de peu. Meuble son existence d'une activité de bars, de cinémas, de voyages en banlieue, de sommeils imprévus, d'aventures provisoires. Écoute souvent des disques américains ; l'un de ces disques lui manque, une version rare de Cherokee, qu'on lui a dérobé...more
Paperback, première édition, 247 pages
Published 1983 by Editions de Minuit
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refashioning the detective narrative into something more art-y evidently is such a tempting strategy perhaps it's a trap. note the murder puzzles of echenoz's house-mate at les editions de minuit, robbe-grillet. or robert coover's recent deconstruction of noir or pynchon's neon vices or lethem's genre mashups or haruki murakami's career-long channeling of chandler... even bolaño wants to be a homicide cop in his next life... that ongoing and probably easily extended list suggests there's not onl...more
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Gotta say, I really don't understand. If this book is supposed to lead me anywhere, I missed it. In any case, it's simply written (though oddly so) and features enigmatic characters and a funky plot. So for an odd read with no, or little, gold at the end of the rainbow, read this! (Perhaps it's a poorly translated rough draft.)
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Born December 26 (some sources say 23), 1947, in Orange, France; son of Marc (a psychiatrist) and Annie (an engraver) Echenoz; children: Jerome Arthur. Education: Attended Université d'Aix en Provence and Université de Paris (Sorbonne).
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