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Noir

Robert Coover

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-680-5
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Paperback
Overlook
10/25/2011

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Robert Coover, one of America's pioneering postmodernists, has turned the classic detective story inside out. You are Philip M. Noir, Private Investigator. A mysterious young widow hires you to find her husband's killer--if he was killed. Then your client is murdered--if she was your client. Here Coover is at the top of his form; and Noir is a true page-turner--wry, absurd, and desolate.



"Robert Coover is one of the most original and exciting writers around. Every new book from him is great news." --Edwidge Danticat, McSweeney's



"Coover adds his dazzling two bits to the deconstructionist turf Paul Auster prowled in The New York Trilogy." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review



"[A] brilliant parody of noir and hardboiled fiction and film." --Michael Lipkin, New York Journal of Books



Robert Coover teaches at Brown University. He is the author of many novels, most recently Noir, and has also written short story collections and plays. His work has won the William Faulkner Award and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. Robert Coover lives in London and in Providence, Rhode Island.

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