Case Closed (Paperback)

By Patrik Ourednik, Alex Zucker (Translator)

Dalkey Archive Press, 9781564785770, 143pp.

Publication Date: June 8, 2010

June 2010 Indie Next List

“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
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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.