A Man's Head

A Man’s Head


Translator: Geoffrey Sainsbury

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143037286
  • 176 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

Set in the oppressively squalid streets of Paris, A Man’s Head features Simenon’s famed detective as he tracks a killer on the run, while the writer’s sharp prose evokes the atmosphere of Parisian luxury hotels, seedy bars, and dark alleys.

Praise

‘Superb… The most addictive of writers… A unique teller of tales’
– The Observer
‘Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.’
– John Gray
‘A truly wonderful writer… marvellously readable – lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates’
– Muriel Spark
‘A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it’
– Peter Ackroyd
‘Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century’
– John Banville
‘A supreme writer…unforgettable vividness’
– The Independent
‘I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.’
– William Faulkner
‘The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature’
– André Gide
‘One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century…Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.’
– The Guardian
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