The Panda Theory

Pascal Garnier (Author) Gallic Books (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Gallic Books
Publish Date
February 04, 2014
Pages
171
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781906040420
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About the Author

Pascal Garnier is a leading figure in contemporary
French literature, in the tradition of Georges
Simenon. He lived in a small village in the Ardèche
devoting himself to writing and painting. Garnier
died in March 2010.

Reviews

'This often bleak, often funny and never predictable narrative is written in a precise style; Garnier chooses to decorate his text with philosophical musings rather than description. He does, however, combine a sense of the surreal with a ruthless wit, and this lightens the mood as he condemns his characters to the kind of miserable existence you might find in a Cormac McCarthy novel.'
HENRY KREMPELS, OBSERVER

'The Panda Theory is a short, tightly plotted novel that keeps you guessing right to the end. Is Gabriel, the man we see arriving in a Breton town one Sunday evening, a hero or a villain? Is his reserve a sign of modesty or of malevolence?
The novel has a dryness and a keen, often sharp wit combined with a sense of life's banalities, that I really enjoyed'
NEW BOOKS MAGAZINE

'The combination of sudden violence, surreal touches and bone-dry humour have led to Garnier's work being compared with the films of Tarantino and the Coen brothers.'
DAVID MILLS, SUNDAY TIMES

'Action-packed and full of gallows humour.'
JULIA HANDFORD, TELEGRAPH

'Grimly humorous and tremendously dark ... Superb.'
FIGARO LITTÉRAIRE

'Wonderfully warm, sad, humorous (and brilliantly translated)'
BOOKGROUP.INFO

'For those who like their stories situated at the borderline between thriller and something else'
CRIME FICTION LOVER