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

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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Hardback Editions

June 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Noir: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-7156-3907-2 / 978-0-7156-3907-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Noir: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 1-59020-294-5 / 978-1-59020-294-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Noir
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-7156-4168-9 / 978-0-7156-4168-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Noir: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 1-59020-680-0 / 978-1-59020-680-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Noir
Author(s): Robert Coover
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Noir: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Coover
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon CA   



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