The First Person

The First Person

by Pierre Turgeon
     
 

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In The First Person, a disillusioned computer programmer working for the police has decided to erase his identity. We do not know why. Leaving his old life behind, the man becomes a private detective in Los Angeles under a new, forged identity. He is hired to find a local gangster's unfaithful wife, but after locating the woman, he falls in love with her. The pair

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In The First Person, a disillusioned computer programmer working for the police has decided to erase his identity. We do not know why. Leaving his old life behind, the man becomes a private detective in Los Angeles under a new, forged identity. He is hired to find a local gangster's unfaithful wife, but after locating the woman, he falls in love with her. The pair plans to reunite after he returns her and collects his fee, but their plans are shortcircuited by her husband, who punishes her cruelly for her betrayals. Devastated, the detective exacts his revenge. But soon, trapped by his own manipulations, he slowly falls into a mystic quest that redefines his selfimage and world view. Written in the first person, the book explores, through the main character's eyes, his tortured mind, and depicts, with carefully chosen words, the emptiness of his existence and his lack of real emotion.The First Person has been critically praised as an account of one man's systematic destruction of his own personality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926745411
Publisher:
Transit Publishing
Publication date:
11/30/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Pierre Turgeon is a journalist, historian, editor, novelist and book publisher. This author of 16 books has twice won the Governor General's Literary Award in Canada for his novel The First Person and his book Radissonia: The James Bay Adventure. Pierre also co-authored the non-fiction bestseller Canada: A People's History (Volumes 1 & 2).

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