Books by Philippe Claudel

THE INVESTIGATION by Philippe Claudel
Released: July 10, 2012

"A technocratic Kafka nightmare—heavy on surreal diagnosis of the world's ills, light on the traditional rewards of storytelling—crossed with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and a hint of Buster Keaton."
A spare, dystopian fable that examines how closely contemporary life has caught up to Kafka since the publication of The Castle.Read full book review >
BRODECK by Philippe Claudel
Released: June 23, 2009

"Consistently involving but ultimately unsatisfying."
Man's distrust of strangers, and the primal violence it may engender, is the theme of this fable from French novelist Claudel (By a Slow River, 2006, etc.), which won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens in 2007. Read full book review >
BY A SLOW RIVER by Philippe Claudel
Released: June 15, 2006

"A bloodless, nihilistic, open-ended whodunit."
Untimely death and existential angst in a small French village. Read full book review >