Article 353: A Novel

byTanguy VielTranslated byWilliam Rodarmor

March 12, 2019|
Article 353: A Novel by Tanguy Viel
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Best International Crime Novel of the Year – Crime Reads / Lit Hub

This atmospheric noir novel retraces the steps that led to a murder off the coast of Brittany, probing the relationship between law and justice.


In a depressed town on France's northern coast, a man named Martial Kermeur has been arrested for the murder of real estate developer Antoine Lazenec after throwing him overboard. Called before a judge, Kermeur goes back to the beginning to explain what brought him to this desperate point: his divorce, his son's acting out, layoffs at his job, and, above all, Lazenec’s dazzling project for a seaside resort. The temptation to invest all of your severance pay in a beautiful apartment with a view of the sea is great. But still, it has to be built.

In this subtle, enthralling novel, Tanguy Viel examines not only the psychology of a crime, but also the larger social ills that may offer its justification.
Tanguy Viel was born in Brest in 1973. He is the author of several novels, including Le Black Note, Cinéma, The Absolute Perfection of Crime (winner of the Prix Fénéon and the Prix littéraire de la vocation), Beyond Suspicion, Paris-Brest, La Disparition de Jim Sullivan, and, most recently, Article 353 (winner of the Grand prix RTL-Lir...
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Title:Article 353: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 8 X 5.3 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 8 X 5.3 X 0.5 in
Published:March 12, 2019
Publisher:Other Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590519332

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