Case Closed

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Following the success of 2005’s Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century, Patrik Ourednik again confounds expectations with what seems, on the surface, to be a detective novel...

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Centered on an elderly retiree and his intellectual adversary, the shrewd Inspector Lebeda, Case Closed is filled with all the expected elements of a thriller—murder, rape, suicide!—but soon reveals itself as a wily and sophisticated parable about the dangers of language itself, in which the author takes aim at human nature with a devastating arsenal of genre-mixing, wordplay, and whimsical, biting satire.

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Author Patrik Ouredník / Alex Zucker (translator)
Publisher Dalkey Archive Press
Page Count 152pp
Publication Size 5.5 x 8
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date June 8, 2010
ISBN 978-1564785770

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