In this ingenious book Perec creates an entire microcosm in a Paris apartment block. Serge Valene wants to make an elaborate painting of the building he has made his home for the last sixty years. As he plans his picture, he contemplates the lives of all the people he has ever known there. Chapter by chapter, the narrative moves around the building revealing a marvellously diverse cast of characters in a series of every more unlikely tales, which range from an avenging murderer to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime...
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George Perec's dramatically original novel with its games and puzzles and extraordinary goings-on in a half-real, half-imaginary Paris, was the novel of the year in 1987.Product Description:
Set in a Paris apartment block, this novel describes in minute detail the lives of the inhabitants and the apartments they inhabit at a specific moment in time.
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Book Description Harvill, 1987. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition....... UK PROOF of this masterpiece. VG overall in white wraps with some light wear but free from spine creasing. Harvill 1987. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1397636444
Book Description The Harvill Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-261-93-9164009