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The N'Gustro Affair by Jean-Patrick Manchette
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The N'Gustro Affair by Jean-Patrick Manchette
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Sep 21, 2021 | ISBN 9781681375120

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“I believe Jean-Patrick Manchette is one of the greatest writers since Dashiell Hammett. . . . Like Hammett before him, Manchette stands apart, further yet to the left, as extreme and as far as any writer has yet dared to stand.” —David Peace

“Manchette’s characters are men and women who have been thoroughly beat down by capitalism and the false promises of democracy. . . . The reader is always aware of larger forces working behind the main plot, molding the individual characters and their relationships to each other. The author does not condemn them any more or less than society does. He merely asks: How the hell did it all come to this?” —Tom Roberge, Los Angeles Review of Books

“The publication of another novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette . . . is a reason to rejoice. . . [In The N’Gustro Affair] the muscular prose is vivid (‘Hate is so tiresome,’ one character opines with devastating effect), and the examination of ideology gone rancid is gutting and powerful.” —Sarah Wienman, The New York Times Book Review

“This was the first of Manchette’s thrillers, but already finds him in fine form. . . A solidly gripping read. If, in part, very raw, The N’Gustro Affair is also bracingly refreshing.” —M.A. Orthofer, The Complete Review

“A tight and beautifully put-together novel. . . Stark perfection.” —Tosh Berman

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