Three By Echenoz: Big Blondes, Piano, and Running

Three By Echenoz: Big Blondes, Piano, and Running

Jean Echenoz


A unmarried quantity that gathers jointly 3 of the main notable novels from Jean Echenoz, the “most special French voice of his new release” (The Washington Post), Three via Echenoz demonstrates the award-winning author’s amazing versatility and chic but playful kind at its finest.

“A parodic mystery gleaming with wit” (L’Humanité), Big Blondes probes our common obsession with repute as a tv documentary manufacturer attempts to trace down a well known singer who has mysteriously disappeared. A darkly comedic, noir-style travel de strength, it eventually solutions the age-old query: do blondes have extra fun?

“Fluid, by no means forced…like a garment that matches fantastically even inside-out” (Elle), Piano brings Dante’s Inferno to modern Paris, following Max Delmarc, a live performance pianist being affected by paralyzing level fright and alchoholism, as he meets his premature dying and descends via purgatory—part luxurious resort, half minimum-security prison—into a latest imaginative and prescient of hell.

Running is “a small ask yourself of writing and humanity” (L’Express)—a portrait of the mythical Czech athlete Emil Zátopek, who turned a countrywide hero, profitable 3 gold medals on the 1952 Helsinki Olympics at the same time he used to be forced to stand the unyielding realities of existence less than an authoritarian regime.

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