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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  79 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Originally published in 1983, Cherokee won the Prix Médicis and established Jean Echenoz as one of Europe's most brilliant young writers. As the reviewer for the Chicago Tribune noted, "Its erstwhile hero is George Chave, maybe a detective, maybe an underworld figure. With him the reader embarks on a breakneckbut loving tour of Paris, punctuated by auto chases, mystery lad ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published September 28th 1994 by Bison Books (first published 1983)
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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
Andrew David
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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