Life, a User's Manual

Life, a User's Manual Fictions

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Synopsis

In this ingenious book Perec creates an entire microcosm in a Paris apartment block. Serge Valene wants to make an elaborate painting of the building he has made his home for the last sixty years. As he plans his picture, he contemplates the lives of all the people he has ever known there. Chapter by chapter, the narrative moves around the building revealing a marvellously diverse cast of characters in a series of every more unlikely tales, which range from an avenging murderer to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime...

Book information

ISBN: 9780099449256
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reissue
DEWEY: 843.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 581
Weight: 426g
Height: 197mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 37mm