The Mahé Circle

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Penguin Publishing Group,
Pub. Date:
2015.
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English
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'The island itself. Its throbbing heat as if in a belljar under the sun, the scorpion in his son's bed, the deafening sound of the cicadas.' During his first holiday on the island of Porquerolles Dr Mahé caught a glimpse of something irresistable. As the memory continues to haunt him, he falls prey to a delusion that may offer an escape from his conventional existence - or may destroy him. This is the first English translation of The Mahé Circle , Simenon's dark, malevolent depiction of an ordinary man trapped in mundanity and consumed by obsession. 'The romans durs are extraordinary- tough, bleak, offhandedly violent, suffused with guilt and bitterness, redolent of place . . . utterly unsentimental, frightening in the pitilessness of their gaze, yet wonderfully entertaining.' John Banville
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9780698157538
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