"Funny, humane, and sympathetic to the silly creatures we humans are. The Dalai Lama himself would probably approve."
Ever goofy, ever surreal French novelist Volodine (Post-Exoticism in Ten Lessons, Lesson Eleven, 2015, etc.) rewrites the rules of Tibetan Buddhism, using characters that might have been drafted from the second string of Waiting for Godot.Read full book review >
"Elaborate fiction that has a certain perverse fascination—though one wonders subversively whether it needs doing at all."
French author Volodine aims at the head rather than the heart in this postmodern novel featuring one of his main alter egos, Lutz Bassmann, supposedly the author of his most renowned book, Minor Angels.Read full book review >
"Many of Volodine's writers inhabit a 'post-exotic' world, in which they're obligated to remember the atrocities and horrors of the 20th century—and to serve as repositories of a dark cultural memory."
A loosely concatenated series of seven stories, all focusing on writers in various and cunning guises.
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