Gallic Noir: Volume 1

Pascal Garnier (Author) Emily Boyce (Translator)
& 2 more

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Gallic Books
Publish Date
April 03, 2018
5.0 X 1.2 X 7.7 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Pascal Garnier, who died in 2010, was a prolific author of books for adults and children, and a painter. He lived in the mountains of the Ardรจche. Emily Boyce is a translator and editor at Gallic Books. She lives in London. Melanie Florence works at the University of Oxford and is a translator from the French. Svein Clouston previously worked at Gallic Books and is now a content marketer based in Edinburgh.


Praise for Pascal Garnier

'Horribly funny ... appalling and bracing in equal measure. Masterful' John Banville

'Garnier plunges you into a bizarre, overheated world, seething death, writing, fictions and philosophy. He's a trippy, sleazy, sly and classy read' A. L. Kennedy

'Wonderful ... Properly noir' Ian Rankin

'Ennui, dislocation, alienation, estrangement - these are the colours on Garnier's palette. His books are out there on their own, short, jagged and exhilarating, unexpected slaps around the face that make you laugh with surprise while you spin around to see who did it' Stanley Donwood

'Pascal Garnier is my favourite French crime writer by a country mile ...' Laura Wilson, The Guardian

'A dark, richly odd and disconcerting world ... devastating and brilliant' Sunday Times

'A mixture of Albert Camus and JG Ballard' Financial Times

'A brilliant exercise in grim and gripping irony, it makes you grin as well as wince' Sunday Telegraph

'Garnier's take on the frailty of life has a bracing originality' Sunday Times

'Marvellously unpredictable' The Guardian

'A master of the surreal noir thriller - Luis Buรฑuel meets Georges Simenon' TLS

'Bleak, often funny and never predictable' Observer

'For those with a taste for Georges Simenon or Patricia Highsmith' The Independent

'Deliciously dark ... painfully funny' Marilyn Stasio, New York Times

'Exquisite noir' Publishers Weekly

'Brief, brisk, ruthlessly entertaining ... Garnier makes bleakness pleasurable' John Powers, NPR

'Wickedly fun ... wonderfully dark' Complete Review

'A perfectly balanced cross between a thriller and a social document' L'Express