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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"A dazzling, crazy-quilt monument to the imagination" (Paul Auster New York Times)
"An eccentric, madly ambitious scheme to display life all at once. The product of a hectically ingenious intelligence, like James Joyce's" (Victoria Glendinning The Times)
"Amazing, moving and lovable" ( New Statesman)
"The finest novel to appear in French since Beckett's trilogy" ( Times Literary Supplement)
"Very funny and very sad... A treasure-chest of stories, something to be enjoyed by anyone who has ever responded to works on the same scale and in the same spirit as Rabelais and Chaucer and Sterne" ( Scotsman)
'The last major event in the history of the novel' Italo Calvino
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Book Description The Harvill Press, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002714647
Book Description The Harvill Press, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002714647