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.Review:
"'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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Book Description Vintage, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000439505