The Explosion of the Radiator Hose: A Novel (French Literature Series)

The Explosion of the Radiator Hose: A Novel (French Literature Series)

Jean Rolin


In this nominally actual tale of an epic, transcontinental street journey, Jean Rolin travels to Africa from darkest France, accompanying a battered Audi to its new existence as a taxi to be operated via the family members of a Congolese defense defend. The ghost of Joseph Conrad haunts Rolin's trip, as do thoughts of his expatriate formative years in Kinshasa within the early 1960s--but no much less current are W. G. Sebald and Marcel Proust, who're the guiding lighting for Rolin's sensual and digressive assault upon heritage: his personal in addition to the world's. by means of turns comedian, lyrical, grotesque, and humane, "The Explosion of the Radiator Hose" is a one of a kind travelogue, and no much less an exploration of what it capability to be human in a lifetime of perpetual exile and migration.

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