Noir: A Novel

Noir: A Novel

Robert Coover


With impeccable ability, Robert Coover, certainly one of America's pioneering postmodernists, has became the vintage detective tale inside-out. the following Coover is on the most sensible of his shape; and Noir is a real page-turner-wry, absurd, and desolate.

you're Philip M. Noir, inner most Investigator. A mysterious younger widow hires you in finding her husband's killer-if he used to be killed. Then your consumer is killed and her physique disappears-if she was once your purchaser. Your look for clues takes you thru all degrees of the town, from stylish lounges to lowlife dives, from jazz bars to a wealthy intercourse kitten's bed room, from yachts to the morgue. "The Case of the Vanishing Black Widow" unfolds over 5 days aboveground and 3 or 4 in smugglers' tunnels, even though flashback and anecdote, and expands time into anything a lot greater. you do not constantly get the shaggy dog story, even though most folk imagine what is occurring is lovely humorous.

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