Translated by Jane Kuntz
Here is a book about a man, supposedly a writer, who tries to write a novel, because he promised his readers he would. But he doesn’t have anything to say. He keeps erasing what he writes, and rewriting it, without having the slightest idea where he’s going with it. Soon enough he realizes that looking out of the window, sitting in front of his typewriter, describing anything and everything, is not enough to write a novel. His three friends, Edmond, Edgar, and Edouard, will aid him in his task . . .
Pigeon Post will be the second book Dalkey Archive has published by the Romanian writer Dumitru Tsepeneag (after the critically acclaimed Vain Art of the Fugue), and we will be publishing more of his works in the years to come.
Nb of pages 190 p.
Publication Date 17 December 2008
Nb of pages 190
List Price $13.95
I’m looking out the window : black, skeletal trees. White doves, no, gray pigeons among the branches, flying, roosting, feeding, ho hum. A ray of sunshine . . . On the wall enclosing the vast garden, a grand estate, evergreen ivy. The faded red bricks of the house opposite . . . there are several, gray with green or yellow shutters, others whitish. So, back to the bricks . . .
A certain stiffness.
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Genres : Fiction : Europe : Eastern Europe
Countries : Romania