Erasers

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Alain Robbe-Grillet is internationally hailed as the chief spokesman for the noveau roman and one of the great novelists of the twentieth century. The Erasers, his first novel, reads like a detective story but is primarily concerned with weaving and then probing a complete mixture of fact and fantasy. The narrative spans the twenty-four-hour period following a series of eight murders in eight days, presumably the work of a terrorist group. After the ninth murder, the investigation is turned over to a police ...

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Overview

Alain Robbe-Grillet is internationally hailed as the chief spokesman for the noveau roman and one of the great novelists of the twentieth century. The Erasers, his first novel, reads like a detective story but is primarily concerned with weaving and then probing a complete mixture of fact and fantasy. The narrative spans the twenty-four-hour period following a series of eight murders in eight days, presumably the work of a terrorist group. After the ninth murder, the investigation is turned over to a police agent, who may in fact be the assassin.

Both an engrossing mystery and a sinister deconstruction of reality, The Erasers intrigues and unnerves with equal force as it pull us along to its ominous conclusion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802150868
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Series: Robbe-Grillet, Alain
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 642,415
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard is a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and translator.

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