Case Closed

By Patrik Ourednik; Alex Zucker (Translator); Alex Zucker (Translator)
(Dalkey Archive Press, Paperback, 9781564785770, 143pp.)

Publication Date: June 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the June 2010 Indie Notables
“The Dalkey Archive strikes again with this translation of Ourednik's novel. A satirical look at human nature and the dangers of language itself, this book has a fascinating mix of genre and wordplay which makes for a ripping fun read.”
-- Kevin Keyser, Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops, Bal Harbour, FL


Centered on an elderly retiree and his intellectual adversary, the shrewd Inspector Lebeda, "Case Closed" is filled with all the expected elements of a thriller--murder, rape, suicide --but soon reveals itself as a wily and sophisticated parable about the dangers of language itself, in which the author takes aim at human nature with a devastating arsenal of genre-mixing, wordplay, and whimsical, biting satire.

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