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Viviane

Viviane

(2014)
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Les Editions de Minuit, publisher of Marguerite Duras and Alain Robbe-Grillet, rarely publishes a debut novel. Jean Echenoz, current star of this revered French literary house and enthusiastic fan of Julia Deck, confesses that he didn't send his first novel to Minuit because the publisher is "too demanding... too good for me." Yet thirty years later, a first novel published by Minuit has gripped French readers and taken the literary world by storm.

Viviane is both an engrossing murder mystery and a gripping exploration of madness, a narrative that tests the shifting boundaries of language and the self. For inspiration, Deck read the work of another Minuit star, Samuel Beckett, because, as she says, "he positions himself within chaos and gives it coherence." This breakthrough novel, nominated for the Prix Femina, the Prix France Inter, and the Prix du Premier Roman, is sure to become a contemporary classic. Linda Coverdale, one of the most celebrated French translators working today, has created a faithful and propulsive English text that has been revised and approved by the author.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Viviane: A Novel
Author(s): Julia Deck
ISBN: 1-59558-964-3 / 978-1-59558-964-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: The New Press
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Viviane: A Novel
Author(s): Julia Deck
Publisher: The New Press
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