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Noir (Paperback)

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With impeccable skill, Robert Coover, one of America's pioneering postmodernists, has taken the classic genre of the noir detective story and turned it 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 it 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 above ground 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 to you is pretty funny.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & Thrillers Publisher: Duckworth Overlook Publication Date: 25/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9780715641682  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Robert Coover teaches at Brown University, and he lives in London and Providence, Rhode Island. He is the author of many plays, novels and short story collections, including The Origin of the Brunists, The Universal Baseball Association, Inc, Pricksongs and Descants, The Public Burning, Gerald's Party, Whatever Happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears?, Pinocchio in Venice, John's Wife, Briar Rose and Ghost Town. His work has won the William Faulkner Award and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award.

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