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Author Echenoz, Jean, author.

Title Special envoy : a spy novel / Jean Echenoz ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor.

Publication Info. New York : The New Press, 2017.


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Summary Longlisted for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award "Special Envoy is an exceedingly French spy thriller." 'New York Times Book Review A dazzling satirical spy novel, part La Femme Nikita, part Pink Panther and part Le CarrE'from one of the world's preeminent authors Jean Echenoz's sly and playful novels have won critical and popular acclaim in France, where he has won the Prix Goncourt, as well as in the United States, where he has been profiled by the New Yorker and called the"most distinctive voice of his generation" by the Washington Post. With his wonderfully droll and intriguing new work, Special Envoy, Echenoz turns his hand to the espionage novel. When published in France, it stormed the bestseller lists. Special Envoy begins with an old general in France's intelligence agency asking his trusted lieutenant Paul Objat for ideas about a person he wants for a particular job: someone to aid the destabilization of Kim Jong-un's regime in North Korea. Objat has someone in mind: Constance, an attractive, restless, bored woman in a failing marriage to a washed-up pop musician. Soon after, she is abducted by Objat's cronies and spirited away into the lower depths of France's intelligence bureaucracy where she is trained for her mission. What follows is a bizarre tale of kidnappings, murders and mutilations, bad pop songs and great sex, populated by a cast of oddballs and losers. Set in Paris, rural central France, and Pyongyang, Special Envoy is joyously strange and unpredictable, full of twists and ironic digressions'and, in the words of L'Express, "a pure gem, a delight."
Subject Spy stories, French -- Fiction.
Spy stories.
FICTION -- General.
Spy stories. (OCoLC)fst01131035
Spy stories, French. (OCoLC)fst01131048
Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction) (OCoLC)fst01726755
Spy fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726748
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Spy stories.
Suspense fiction.
Spy fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Added Author Taylor, Sam, 1970- translator.
Added Title Envoyée spéciale. English
Other Form: Print version: Echenoz, Jean. Special envoy. New York : The New Press, 2017 9781620973127 (DLC) 2017018186
ISBN 9781620973134 (electronic book)
1620973138 (electronic book)
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