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Authentic French Noir by Frédéric Dard

Authentic French Noir

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Authentic French Noir by Frédéric Dard
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Jul 13, 2021 | ISBN 9781782277774

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“A tense and yearning tale set in a Paris suburb during the 1960s. . . . In Bird in a Cage, nobody is quite as they seem to be . . . Dard is a consummate hoodwinker: As you read along, there are apparent incongruities of plot and characterization. But like the waiter who magically whips the tablecloth from beneath a heavily laden table without disturbing any cutlery, all things are left accounted for.” The Wall Street Journal

“Melancholy and atmospheric, with a twist worthy of Agatha Christie at her devious best, [Bird in a Cage] has the hallmark of classic French noir” – The Guardian

“Translator Daniel Seton has done a superb job Anglicizing Dard’s sometimes tortuous French colloquialisms and appropriating his conversational tone. . . . [Crush is] a short, sharp well-told tale.” The Wall Street Journal

“The cleverness of Dard’s Georges Simenon-influenced novella [Crush] lies in the way that it lulls you into thinking this is just another tale of a teenager’s shattered dreams… it is much darker than that.” — The Sunday Times

“A tragedy is inevitable, but the form it takes is hidden until the last gasp-inducing pages… [The Executioner Weeps is] a book that calls for tight nerves and a stiff drink.” — Daily Mail

“A neat little story, almost shockingly quickly presented – making it all the more effective – The Gravediggers’ Bread is a quick but satisfying read.” — Complete Review


“The French master of noir.” Observer

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