Kafka's Hat

Kafka's Hat

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Overview

Multiple plot lines interweave with twentieth-century literary allusions as hapless bureaucrat P. attempts to secure delivery of a valuable cultural relic. Patrice Martin's ticklish tip of the hat to the writing of Franz Kafka also evokes the literary techniques of Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and Paul Auster.

Polymath Patrice Martin is a writer, musician, and politician who is a former clerk in Canada's House of Commons, and currently is a Gatineau city councilor. He confesses his working life in government bureaucracy helped shape this, his first novel.

Chantal Bilodeau is a New York–based playwright and translator originally from Montreal, Quebec.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780889227439
Publisher: Talonbooks, Limited
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Born in Quebec, polymath Patrice Martin is a writer, musician, and politician - he currently serves as a Gatineau city council member and is a former clerk in Canada's House of Commons. He concedes his working life in government bureaucracy helped shape his first novel, the deliciously absurd Kafka's Hat. In 1994 he co-authored, with Patrick Savidan, La culture de la dette [The Culture of Debt]. Martin holds a degree in political science from the University of Ottawa.

Chantal Bilodeau is a New York-based playwright and translator originally from Montreal. Her play Sila recently won First Prize in the 2012 Earth Matters on Stage Ecodrama Festival and the 2011 Uprising National Playwriting Competition. She is the recipient of a Jerome Travel & Study Grant and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Notable among her English translations are Bintou by Koffi Kwahulé and Abraham Lincoln Goes to the Theatre by Larry Tremblay.

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