Gallic Noir: Volume 2 Volume 2
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Gallic Noir: Volume 2 Volume 2 : Boxes, The Front Seat Passenger, The Islanders, Moon in a Dead Eye

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Written over a 15-year period from the mid '90s, Garnier's short novels weave a profound and darkly comic tapestry of human experience.

Volume 2 includes Boxes, which tells the story of Brice, `the sole survivor of the natural disaster that at one time or another strikes us all, known as `moving house''; The Front Seat Passenger, in which a widower discovers his wife had a lover and decides to track down his widow; The Islanders, whose protagonist Olivier finds himself thrown back together with a childhood friend with whom he shares a dark secret; and Moon in a Dead Eye, in which the paranoia of the residents of a gated retirement village spins out of control.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1910477591
  • 9781910477595
  • 42,679

Table of contents

The Front Seat Passenger;The Islanders;Moon in a Dead Eye
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`A trippy, sleazy, sly and classy read' A. L. Kennedy;'Horribly funny ... appalling and bracing in equal measure' John Banville;'A mixture of Albert Camus and JG Ballard' FT;'Bleak, often funny and never predictable' The Observer;'A brilliant exercise in grim and gripping irony, it makes you grin as well as wince.' Sunday Telegraph;'Deliciously dark ... painfully funny' New York Times
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About Pascal Garnier

Pascal Garnier, who died in 2010, was a prolific author of books for adults and children, and a painter.
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