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Hoppla! 1 2 3 (French Literature)

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"Gavarry's grim novel recounts a rape and murder in a Parisian suburban slum from three slightly different perspectives and in different styles. The stories center on Ti-Jus, a quiet and unpredictable young man, and his friends the Whistler, the Smoker and the 'hulk with the comb' as they skulk and fight their way through a glum Paris, as well as Ti-Jus's family going about their daily lives. Eventually these story lines converge (three times if you count each retelling) in a vicious and brutal climax. There's a Clockwork Orange feel to the sexualized violence and the colorful slang that comes across as the novel's centerpiece, though it does present its challenges as a work-in-translation — such slangy French linguistic practices as the shortening of a word or the playful blending of others doesn't always work in English. It's a decent if dark effort that's probably better in French. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564785367
Author:
Gavarry, Gerard
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Translator:
Kuntz, Jane
Author:
Gavarry, Grard
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
General
Subject:
Alienation (Social psychology)
Subject:
Violence -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
English
Series:
French Literature
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.90x5.40x.50 in. .45 lbs.

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Product details 160 pages Dalkey Archive Press - English 9781564785367 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Gavarry's grim novel recounts a rape and murder in a Parisian suburban slum from three slightly different perspectives and in different styles. The stories center on Ti-Jus, a quiet and unpredictable young man, and his friends the Whistler, the Smoker and the 'hulk with the comb' as they skulk and fight their way through a glum Paris, as well as Ti-Jus's family going about their daily lives. Eventually these story lines converge (three times if you count each retelling) in a vicious and brutal climax. There's a Clockwork Orange feel to the sexualized violence and the colorful slang that comes across as the novel's centerpiece, though it does present its challenges as a work-in-translation — such slangy French linguistic practices as the shortening of a word or the playful blending of others doesn't always work in English. It's a decent if dark effort that's probably better in French. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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