Daniel Pennac The Dictator and the Hammock

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The Dictator and the Hammock

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When a fortune-teller predicts that he will one day be torn to pieces by an angry mob, the beloved dictator of Teresina hires a double to replace himself, and leaves the country. Then the double hires a double...

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Daniel Pennac was born in Casablanca in 1944, his father being in the army. He travelled widely in his youth, in Europe, Asia and Africa, and has been employed in a number of capacities, including woodcutter, Paris cab driver, illustrator and schoolteacher. His 'Belleville Quintet', written round the character of Benjamin Malaussene has been published in many languages.


"'If you want to read something that's witty, inventive, shocking and great fun, pick up a Pennac'" -- Paul Duncan Crime Time "'Truly first-class black comedy of breathtaking pugnacious genius'" Glasgow Herald "'There is danger in Pennac's prose but there is exuberance and exhilaration, too. A cult success in France, this deserves to be a hit wherever it lands'" The Good Book Guide "'There is a precision of touch here that is something like the "lightness" Italo Calvino identified in the best folk literature ... A crime novel that breaks off to discuss the relative merits of Kafka, Antelme, Defoe and Cioran is an odd, but oddly entertaining crime novel'" -- Brian Dillon Times Literary Supplement

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Pennac, Daniel
Published by Vintage (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099470233 ISBN 13: 9780099470236
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