Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119012, 164pp.
Publication Date: January 12, 2011
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MARK POLIZZOTTI has translated more than forty books from the French, including Patrick Modiano's Suspended Sentences, and is director of the publications program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
"A convincing little nightmare. A Twilight Zone-ish yarn that tests the very notion of how human identity is shaped."
"Simply thrilling. Its surprising denoument works a retrospective magic."
-The New York Times Book Review
"Compelling ... The terse prose is unpretentious and the plot is full of captivating twists."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"An engaging intellectual page-turner."
"Had Camus trained at the CIA, this is the book he would have written. A hauntingly literary espionage thriller."
-Brad Thor, author of State of the Union
"Van Cauwelaert starts with a premise that could serve a Hitchcock thriller, a Twilight Zone episode, or a heavy-going exercise in existentialism. But [he] nimbly sidesteps clichT and pretense.... The swift final scene-a breathtaking jetT-should surprise even the most jaded fan of thrillers. A little gem."