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Description - Chopin's Move by Jean Echenoz

With his trademark comically wry phrasing and a sure eye for quirky detail, Echenoz has produced his oddest and most enjoyable novel to date. Chopin's Move interweaves the fates of Chopin, entomologist and recalcitrant secret agent; Oswald, a young foreign-affairs employee who vanishes en route to his new home; Suzy, who gets enmeshed in a tangle of deceit and counterdeceit; the mysterious Colonel Seck, whose motivations are never quite what they seem; and a typically Echenozian supporting cast of neurotic bodyguards, disquieting functionaries, and crafty double agents. As the plot thickens, the characters become embroiled in layer upon layer of deception and double-dealing, leading them further into a world in which nothing can be taken at face value and in which "reality" hinges on apparently harmless coincidence.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781564783349
ISBN-10: 1564783340
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Pages: 135
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jean Echenoz

Jean Echenoz is the author of six novels in English translation and the winner of numerous literary prizes, among them the Prix M dicis and the European Literature Jeopardy Prize. He lives in Paris.

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