Chopin's Move

Category: Book
By (author): Echenoz, Jean Loyola
By (author): Polizzotti, Mark
Series: French Literature
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / In Translation / French
  FICTION / Literary
Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PRESS
Published: February 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in x 0.50in
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With his trademark comically wry phrasing and a sure eye for quirky detail, Echenoz has produced his oddest and most enjoyable novel to date. Chopin's Move interweaves the fates of Chopin, entomologist and recalcitrant secret agent; Oswald, a young foreign-affairs employee who vanishes en route to his new home; Suzy, who gets enmeshed in a tangle of deceit and counterdeceit; the mysterious Colonel Seck, whose motivations are never quite what they seem; and a typically Echenozian supporting cast of neurotic bodyguards, disquieting functionaries, and crafty double agents. As the plot thickens, the characters become embroiled in layer upon layer of deception and double-dealing, leading them further into a world in which nothing can be taken at face value and in which "reality" hinges on apparently harmless coincidence.