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Publisher Comments:

Already a hit in France, a hard-boiled detective novel from the man T.C. Boyle calls aour foremost verbal wizarda

With impeccable skill, Robert Coover, one of Americaas pioneering postmodernists, has turned the classic detective story inside-out. Here Coover is at the top of his form; and Noir is a true page-turnerawry, absurd, and desolate.

You are Philip M. Noir, Private Investigator. A mysterious young widow hires you to find her husbandas killeraif he was killed. Then your client is killed and her body disappearsaif she was your client. Your search for clues takes you through all levels of the city, from classy lounges to lowlife dives, from jazz bars to a rich sex kittenas bedroom, from yachts to the morgue. aThe Case of the Vanishing Black Widowa unfolds over five days aboveground and three or four in smugglersa tunnels, though flashback and anecdote, and expands time into something much larger. You donat always get the joke, though most people think whatas happening is pretty funny.

Praise for the work of Robert Coover

aAs his dazzling career continues to demonstrate, Mr. Coover is a one-man Big Bang of exploding creative force.a aThe New York Times

aAt age 75, Coover is still a brilliant mythmaker, a potty-mouthed Svengali, and an evil technician of metaphors. He is among our languageas most important inventors.a aBen Marcus

Review:

"Metafiction lustily mates with hard-boiled mystery in this hilarious homage to Raymond Chandler and company. A sexy widow with plenty to hide hires private eye Philip M. Noir to look into her husband's mysterious death. Noir slips on his gumshoes and lacy underwear and hits the mean streets, where he encounters the Creep, Fingers, Rats, Snark, and an elusive fat man named Fat Agnes. He even meets people who 'live in a different world. It was called daytime.' Prolific postmodernist Coover (The Public Burning) adds his dazzling two bits to the deconstructionist turf Paul Auster prowled in the New York Trilogy. 'There's a mystery here, but you're a street dick, not a metaphysician,' the second-person narrative explains. Like Thomas Pynchon in 2009's Inherent Vice, Coover pops off laughs on every page: 'Her brother is in it somewhere and he is said also to be wearing women's underpants and a bra.... Is he your double? No, you don't have a bra.' And don't forget, Chandler was really funny, too." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

With impeccable skill, Coover, one of America's pioneering postmodernists, has turned the classic detective story inside-out. "Noir" is a true page-turner--wry, absurd, and desolate.

Synopsis:

With impeccable skill, Robert Coover, one of America's pioneering postmodernists, has turned the classic detective story inside-out. Here Coover is at the top of his form; and Noir is a true page-turner-wry, absurd, and desolate.

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 killed and her body disappears-if she was your client. Your search for clues takes you through all levels of the city, from classy lounges to lowlife dives, from jazz bars to a rich sex kitten's bedroom, from yachts to the morgue. "The Case of the Vanishing Black Widow" unfolds over five days aboveground and three or four in smugglers' tunnels, though flashback and anecdote, and expands time into something much larger. You don't always get the joke, though most people think what's happening is pretty funny.

About the Author

Robert Coover is widely regarded as one of America's most influential living writers, author of some fifteen groundbreaking books of fiction, including Pricksongs and Descants, The Public Burning, and most recently Ghost Town. Coover has for the past decade been teaching experimental courses in hypertext and multimedia narrative at Brown University. His 1992 essay on hypertext in the New York Times Book Review, "The End of Books," galvanized electronic literature fans around the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590202944
Author:
Coover, Robert
Publisher:
Overlook Duckworth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.20x5.60x.85 in. .77 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Metafiction lustily mates with hard-boiled mystery in this hilarious homage to Raymond Chandler and company. A sexy widow with plenty to hide hires private eye Philip M. Noir to look into her husband's mysterious death. Noir slips on his gumshoes and lacy underwear and hits the mean streets, where he encounters the Creep, Fingers, Rats, Snark, and an elusive fat man named Fat Agnes. He even meets people who 'live in a different world. It was called daytime.' Prolific postmodernist Coover (The Public Burning) adds his dazzling two bits to the deconstructionist turf Paul Auster prowled in the New York Trilogy. 'There's a mystery here, but you're a street dick, not a metaphysician,' the second-person narrative explains. Like Thomas Pynchon in 2009's Inherent Vice, Coover pops off laughs on every page: 'Her brother is in it somewhere and he is said also to be wearing women's underpants and a bra.... Is he your double? No, you don't have a bra.' And don't forget, Chandler was really funny, too." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , With impeccable skill, Coover, one of America's pioneering postmodernists, has turned the classic detective story inside-out. "Noir" is a true page-turner--wry, absurd, and desolate.
"Synopsis" by ,
With impeccable skill, Robert Coover, one of America's pioneering postmodernists, has turned the classic detective story inside-out. Here Coover is at the top of his form; and Noir is a true page-turner-wry, absurd, and desolate.

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 killed and her body disappears-if she was your client. Your search for clues takes you through all levels of the city, from classy lounges to lowlife dives, from jazz bars to a rich sex kitten's bedroom, from yachts to the morgue. "The Case of the Vanishing Black Widow" unfolds over five days aboveground and three or four in smugglers' tunnels, though flashback and anecdote, and expands time into something much larger. You don't always get the joke, though most people think what's happening is pretty funny.

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