Seven Houses in France

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1903, and Captain Lalande Biran, overseeing a garrison on the banks of the Congo, has an ambition: to amass a fortune and return to the literary cafés of Paris.

His glamorous wife Christine has a further ambition: to own seven houses in France, a house for every year he has been abroad.

At the Captain’s side are an ex-legionnaire womaniser, and a servile, treacherous man who dreams of running a brothel. At their hands the jungle is transformed into a wild circus of human ambition and absurdity. But everything changes with the arrival of a new officer and brilliant marksman: the enigmatic Chrysostome Liège.

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"A dark comedy about the vanity of human desires which deftly balances compassion and cynicism" ( Financial Times)

"Bizarrely funny and beautifully crafted" ( Times Literary Supplement)

"Undeniably compelling" ( Daily Mail)

"A brilliantly inventive writer...He understands the nature of storytelling and is at once terribly moving and wildly funny" (A. S. Byatt)

" Seven Houses in France is an enjoyable, somewhat frightening novel by one of Europe's best novelists... Atxaga is still the master of a complex story, told with deceptive simplicity" (Michael Eaude Independent)

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Longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012 - a dark tale of human ambition by the European master A.S. Byatt called 'A brilliantly inventive writer'.

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