A Void (Paperback)
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A Void (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 03/01/2008
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Anton Vowl is missing. Ransacking his Paris flat, a group of his faithful companions trawl through his diary for any hint as to his location and, insidiously, a ghost, from Vowl's past starts to cast its malignant shadow. This virtuoso story, chock-full of plots and subplots, shows the skill of both author and translator who impart all the action without a crucial grammatical prop: the letter 'e'.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099512165
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


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A true tour de force: a full-length novel containing not a single 'E'. An entertaining post-modern detective story...dazzling... the translator's dazzling recreation conveys the author's near magical cleverness while preserving an underlying seriousness that makes this book much more than a curiosity * New Yorker *
Adair's translation is an astounding Anglicisation of Francophonic mania, a daunting triumph of will pushing its way through imposing roadblocks to a magical country, an absurdist nirvana, of humour, pathos and loss * Time *

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“What is missing? What is this void?”

Both skilful and witty, this crazy story of missing Parisian, Anton Vowl is fantastically told by our author with many twists and turns, much action and a brilliant cast. All without a crucial grammatical aid! But what?

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