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Publisher Description

An NYRB Classics Original

Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Fiction

Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense  fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew—a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with a serious ulcer. Michel hires Julie to look after Peter. And he hires Thompson to kill them. Julie and Peter escape. Thompson pursues. Bullets fly. Bodies accumulate.

The craziness is just getting started.

Like Jean-Patrick Manchette’s celebrated Fatale, The Mad and the Bad is a clear-eyed, cold-blooded, pitch-perfect work of creative destruction.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2014
July 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
184
Pages
PUBLISHER
New York Review Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
634.4
KB

Customer Reviews

jpintobks ,

Great translation

Fast moving story of a great French author. Finally translated into English

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