By Jean-Patrick Manchette
Businessman Georges Gerfaut witnesses a murder—and is pursued through the killers. His traditional lifestyles knocked off the rails, Gerfaut turns the tables and units out to trace down his pursuers. alongside the best way, he learns something or approximately himself.... Manchette—masterful stylist, ironist, and social critic—limns the cramped lives of execs in a neo-conservative world.
Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942—1995) rescued the French crime novel from the grip of stodgy police procedurals—restoring the noir facet by way of advantage of his post-1968 leftism. this present day, Manchette is a totem to the iteration of French secret writers who got here in his wake. Jazz saxophonist, political activist, and display author, Manchette used to be inspired as a lot by way of man Debord as via Gustave Flaubert.
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