The erasers / by Alain Robbe-Grillet ; translated from the French by Richard Howard.
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Howard, Richard, 1929-
Murder -- Fiction.
Police -- Fiction.
256 pages ; 21 cm.
Translation of: Les gommes.
Alain Robbe-Grillet is internationally hailed as the chief spokesman for the noveau roman and one of the great novelists of the twentieth century. The Erasers, his first novel, reads like a detective story but is primarily concerned with weaving and then probing a complete mixture of fact and fantasy. The narrative spans the twenty-four-hour period following a series of eight murders in eight days, presumably the work of a terrorist group. After the ninth murder, the investigation is turned over to a police agent, who may in fact be the assassin. Both an engrossing mystery and a sinister deconstruction of reality, The Erasers intrigues and unnerves with equal force as it pull us along to its ominous conclusion. Publisher description.
Harger-Grinling, V. Alain Robbe-Grillet, une bibliographie, page 5
Hubin, A.J. Crime fiction, 1749-1990, page 685
Detective and mystery stories.
Mystery and detective fiction
Detective and mystery fiction.
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