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Description - Hotel Crystal by Olivier Rolin

At some Parisian lost-and-found, a mysterious manuscript scribbled onto stray bits of hotel stationary and postcards and stuffed into an abandoned briefcase comes into the hands of an "editor," who claims to faithfully transcribe and assemble the random texts. On the face of it, these consist of fastidious descriptions of a series of hotel rooms in cities around the globe, but their world-weary writer, a certain "Olivier Rolin," is also involved in a number of highly improbable international networks, populated by unsavory thugs and Mata Haris in distress. Author Olivier Rolin has dipped into his extensive travel notebooks to create this highly inventive novel that spoofs, among others, the decaying international espionage scene, the literary author publicity tour, and official French culture, all against a backdrop of the queasy alienation secreted by standard-issue hotel rooms across the globe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781564784926
ISBN-10: 1564784924
Format: Paperback
(206mm x 137mm x 15mm)
Pages: 190
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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