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Whatever Happened to Harold Absalon? by [Okotie, Simon]
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Whatever Happened to Harold Absalon? Kindle Edition

3.8 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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Length: 212 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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... charming and fresh; indeed, the only recent comparable fiction would be Will Self's Booker-shortlisted Umbrella, which also features a prolonged, digressive sequence set on a London bus. Simon Okotie's book will receive less attention, but it is equally audacious, and in its own, low-key way, just as compelling. -- David Evans Financial Times Okotie's protagonist, Marguerite, is an investigator (of some kind) charged (by someone) with following the wife of Harold Absalon after the disappearance (perhaps) of her husband. Hardly a nail-biting procedural, the action such as it is goes no further than up and down in an elevator and onto a bus-a timespan of a few minutes, at most. It's a marvel of compression, not in the manner of Jean Echenoz and others who strip the detective novel down to its bones, but by taking a few minor, even meaningless moments of a larger investigation and exploding them to the point of rewarding absurdity. Necessary Fiction

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I love your novel… It's very bold … experimental but accessible. (Nicholas Royle)|You embark on this book expecting a certain fictional route, then notice the author has taken a wrong turning, then another… Do you jump off, or stay on and enjoy the slow-motion ride and new perspectives? Okotie here takes the art of digression to a new, surprising and witty level. (David Rose)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 919 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Salt (11 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J7SLDUC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,127 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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