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              Books by Jean Echenoz

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              I'm Off And One Year

              I'm Off And One Year (Paperback, New title)

              By Echenoz, Jean; Translated by Waldman, Guido

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              I'm Off tells the story of Felix Ferrer, a creature of appetite, impulse and habit, who embarks on a journey of extremes. In One Year , Victoire runs away after waking up to find her boyfriend lying dead beside her. One year later she returns, but is unprepared for the shock that... greets her.
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              ISBN 9781860469503
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2002
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Harvill Panther
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              Chopin's Move
               

              Chopin's Move (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Echenoz, Jean; Polizzotti, Mark

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              With his trademark comically wry phrasing and a sure eye for quirky detail, Echenoz has produced his oddest and most enjoyable novel to date. Chopin's Move interweaves the fates of Chopin, entomologist and recalcitrant secret agent; Oswald, a young foreign-affairs employee who va...nishes en route to his new home; Suzy, who gets enmeshed in a tangle of deceit and counterdeceit; the mysterious Colonel Seck, whose motivations are never quite what they seem; and a typically Echenozian supporting cast of neurotic bodyguards, disquieting functionaries, and crafty double agents. As the plot thickens, the characters become embroiled in layer upon layer of deception and double-dealing, leading them further into a world in which nothing can be taken at face value and in which reality hinges on apparently harmless coincidence.
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              ISBN 9781564783349
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2004
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series French Literature Series
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              Three By Echenoz: Running, Piano, and Big Blondes

              Three By Echenoz: Running, Piano, and Big Blondes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Echenoz, Jean; Translated by Polizzotti, Mark; Coverdale, Linda

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              Distributed by Perseus Distribution --T.p. verso.

              ISBN 9781595589835
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2014
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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              Ravel: A Novel
               

              Ravel: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Echenoz, Jean; Translated by Coverdale, Linda

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              A bestseller in France, Ravel opens in 1927 as Maurice Ravel--dandy, eccentric, and curmudgeon--voyages across the Atlantic aboard the luxurious ocean liner the France to begin his triumphant grand tour across the United States. Illuminated by flashes of Echenoz's characteristica...lly sly humor, Ravel is not just a delightfully quirky portrait of a famous musician coping with the ups and downs of his professional and personal life, but a truly touching farewell to a dignified and lonely old man going reluctantly into the night. Along the way, he meets and greets luminaries including Stravinsky, Satie, Mahler, Bartok, Gershwin, and Charlie Chaplin.
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              ISBN 9781595586704
              Released NZ 31 May 2011
              Publisher Macmillan Publishers New Zeala
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              1914: A Novel
               

              1914: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Echenoz, Jean; Translated by Coverdale, Linda

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              Originally published in France as 14 by Les Editions de Minuit, 7, rue Bernard-Palissy, 75006, Paris, 2012. --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9781595589118
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2014
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Lightning: A Novel

              Lightning: A Novel (Hardback)

              By Echenoz, Jean; Translated by Coverdale, Linda

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              Lightning is a captivating fictionalized biography of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, written by the master magician of the contemporary French novel ( The Washington Post ). The book traces the notable career of G...regor, a precocious young engineer from Eastern Europe, who travels across the Atlantic at the age of twenty-eight to work alongside Thomas Edison and quickly begins to astound the world with his brilliant inventions. As Echenoz reveals in a style that is impeccable, full of finesse and promise (Le Monde), this profoundly solitary man holds a rare gift for imagining devices well before they come into existence, but which soon become essential for future generations. Although he works alongside the most accomplished figures of the era, Gregor becomes swept up in his world of lightning and loses sight of who is profiting from his work.
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              ISBN 9781595586490
              Released NZ 31 May 2011
              Publisher The New Press
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              Running: A Novel

              Running: A Novel (Hardback)

              By Echenoz, Jean

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              Following his brilliant portrait of Maurice Ravel, Jean Echenoz turns to the life of one of the greatest runners of the twentieth century, and once again demonstrates his astonishing abilities as a prose stylist. Set against the backdrop of the Soviet liberation and post-World Wa...r II communist rule of Czechoslovakia, Running --a bestseller in France--follows the famed career of Czech runner Emil Zatopek: a factory worker who, despite an initial contempt for athletics as a young man, is forced to participate in a footrace and soon develops a curious passion for the physical limits he discovers as a long-distance runner.Zatopek, who tenaciously invents his own brutal training regimen, goes on to become a national hero, winning an unparalleled three gold medals at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics and breaking countless world records along the way. But just as his fame brings him upon the world stage, he must face the realities of an increasingly controlling regime.Written in Echenoz's signature style--elegant yet playful-- Running is both a beautifully imagined and executed portrait of a man and his art, and a powerful depiction of a country's propagandizing grasp on his fate.
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              ISBN 9781595584731
              Released NZ 27 Oct 2009
              Publisher The New Press
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              Nous Trois
               

              Nous Trois (Paperback)

              By Echenoz, Jean

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              ISBN 9782757819449
              Released NZ 19 Aug 2010
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              Big Blondes

              Big Blondes (Paperback)

              By Echenoz, Jean; Translated by Polizzotti, Mark

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              Renowned singer Gloire Stella has mysteriously disappeared. When a television producer tries to track her down, Gloire goes on the run. From the cliffs of Brittany to the back alleys of Bombay, this is nonstop adventure for anyone who has ever wondered whether blondes really do h...ave more fun.
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              ISBN 9781565844476
              Released NZ 15 Apr 1998
              Publisher The New Press
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              La barque silencieuse
               

              La barque silencieuse (Paperback)

              By Quignard, Pascal; Echenoz, Jean; Satrapi, Marjane

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              ISBN 9782070437382
              Released NZ 16 Jun 2011
              Publisher Gallimard
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