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9781910477588
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ISBN
9781910477588

Publication date
30th January 2018

RRP
£10.99

Binding
PB B

Extent (number of pages)
400

Translator
Melanie Florence, Emily Boyce & Svein Clouston

Territory

WEL

BIC category
FF/ FYT

US publication date
30th January 2018

US RRP
$16.95

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Pascal Garnier 1: The A26, How’s the Pain, The Panda Theory

(L'A26, Comment va la douleur?, La Théorie du panda)

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Pascal Garnier’s ‘deliciously dark and painfully funny’ noirs, now collected in three volumes.

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Description

Reading Garnier’s short novels side by side allows his profound and darkly comic tapestry of human experience to be fully appreciated.

Volume 1 includes The A26, in which a new Picardy motorway brings modernity close to a flat in which a brother and sister live together, haunted by terminal illness and the events of 1945; How’s the Pain?, the tale of an ageing ‘pest exterminator’ taking on one last job on the French Riviera; and The Panda Theory, in which a stranger, Gabriel, arrives in a Breton town and befriends the locals … but is he as angelic as he seems?

Reviews
‘Garnier plunges you into a bizarre, overheated world, seething death, writing, fictions and philosophy. He’s a trippy, sleazy, sly and classy read.’ A. L. Kennedy
‘Often bleak, often funny and never predictable.’ The Observer
‘Masterly’ John Banville
Pascal Garnier

Meet the author

Pascal Garnier, who died in March 2010, was a talented novelist, short story writer, children’s author and painter. From his home in the mountains of the Ardèche, he wrote fiction in a noir palette with a cast of characters drawn from ordinary provincial life. Though his writing is often very dark i…

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