The Dance of a Sham

The Dance of a Sham


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The Dance of a Sham by Paul Emond

The narrator of this novel begins by introducing himself not as a speaker but a listener, spellbound by his friend Caracala's yarns, which blend accounts of youthful mischief with casual references to Cervantes and Laurence Sterne. At first, the spotlight is entirely on Caracala, but the narrator soon begins to distrust his friend, concluding that Caracala is no more than a sham: a performer. Yet the reader will in turn come to doubt the narrator's own pretensions to honesty, until every source of information has become so unreliable as to make the very notion of a "true story" seem like blatant propaganda.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628970326
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 07/06/2014
Series: Belgian Literature Series
Pages: 89
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marlon Jones grew up in California, and lives in England. With Josephine Berganza and Jeff Fort, he translated French Theory by Francois Cusset.

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