Low Heights by Pascal GarnierLow Heights by Pascal Garnier

Low Heights

byPascal GarnierTranslated byMelanie Florence

Paperback | August 25, 2017

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After losing his wife and suffering a stroke, Edouard has retired to the mountains with his nurse. One day a man arrives claiming to be his long-lost son. This seems to bring about a softening of Edouard's temper, but it isn't long before the local vultures begin to circle . . .
Pascal Garnier: Pascal Garnier is a leading figure in contemporary French literature, in the tradition of Georges Simenon. He lived in a small village in the Ardeche devoting himself to writing and painting. Garnier died in March 2010. Jane Aitken is a publisher and translator. She lives in London.
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Title:Low HeightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 25, 2017Publisher:Gallic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910477427

ISBN - 13:9781910477427

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Brief, brisk, ruthlessly entertaining novels ... Garnier makes bleakness pleasurable'apos; John Powers, National Public Radio'Deliciously dark ... painfully funny'apos; New York TimesOnly now working their way into English translation, Garnier's crime novels add significantly to the latest renaissance for this type of dark narrative.' Publishers Weekly'Readers will relish the late Pascal Garnier's graveyard humorous dark French noir' Midwest Book Review'Masterly' John Banville'Garnier plunges you into a bizarre, overheated world, seething death, writing, fictions and philosophy. He's a trippy, sleazy, sly and classy read.' A L Kennedy'Like Georges Simenon's books, Pascal Garnier's subversive, almost surreal tales come in slim little volumes, seldom more than 150 pages or so. But in that space he manages to say as much, and more memorably too, than many authors of books that are too heavy to hold.' Literary Review'Tense, strange, disconcerting and slyly funny' Sunday Times'The final descent into violence is worthy of J G Ballard. 4 stars' The Independent'A master of the surreal noir thriller - Luis Bunuel meets Georges Simenon.' TLS'Combines a sense of the surreal with a ruthless wit.'apos; The Observer