November may be said to have four protagonists: a group of night-shift workers in Southeast France; their friends, relatives, lovers, acquaintances; the factory in which they work; the work itself. The focus is on two and a half hours during one evening in November 1976 and the plastic die-casting workshop where the men are employed. Staggering in scope, November is a virtuoso performance--a contemporary take on the classical modernist novel, anatomizing the ways we live, think, and labor: what we've lost, and what we're losing.
- Paperback | 848 pages
- 149.86 x 228.6 x 50.8mm | 666g
- 09 Dec 2016
- Dalkey Archive Press
- Normal, IL, United States
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"The novel whose sequel is in process is reminiscent at points of Jean Eustache s 1973 film The Mother and the Whore: complex, deep, and seemingly unending." -Kirkus Reviews"
About Christopher Woodall
Christopher Woodall is a writer and translator. His translations include Piero Camporesi's "Exotic Brew" and Lydie Salvayre's "The Company of Ghosts." "November" is his first novel.