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Piano By Jean Echenoz

Piano by Jean Echenoz

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Summary

Defying the regulations, Max struggles to retrieve pieces of his former life, and although followed by watchers from 'the hotel' he feels livelier than he did when he was alive.

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Piano by Jean Echenoz

He awakes in a hotel that might be a hospital or might be something else much more mysterious. His nurses bear an uncanny resemblance to Dean Martin and Peggy Lee and explain to him that there are certain rules to be obeyed on his return to Paris: the most important being that he must lose his old identity entirely.

Defying the regulations, Max struggles to retrieve pieces of his former life, and although followed by watchers from 'the hotel' he feels livelier than he did when he was alive. Piano can be read as a metaphor of life and death, of heaven and hell. The question is: Which is which?

Piano Reviews

A deadpan, elegant and wittily observed tragicomedy: posh French fun -- Lee Langley * Spectator *
Teasing, elliptical, sometimes playful and containing passages of awesome literary dexterity, it is a beautiful read * Glasgow Herald *
In this teasing, elegant novel, Echenoz questions the extent to which we can control our own lives and asks what constitutes a life well-lived * Metro *
A witty, off-beat fantasy. A delight from first page to last * Scotsman *
Intelligently playful * Time Out *

About Jean Echenoz

JEAN ECHENOZ was born in Provence in 1947. He studied organic chemistry in Lille and then double bass in Metz before he turned to writing. He is one of the most influential French writers of his generation. He won, in 1999, the Prix Goncourt for his novel I'm Off.

Additional information

GOR001366256
9780099469438
009946943X
Piano by Jean Echenoz
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2005-11-03
192
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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