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Article 353: A Novel

Authors: Viel, Tanguy
Publisher: Other Press
BISAC/Subject: FIC025000, FIC062000, FIC034000
ISBN: 9781590519349, Related ISBNs: 1590519337, 1590519345, 9781590519332, 9781590519349
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 160,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: This atmospheric noir novel retraces the steps that led to a murder off the coast of Brittany, probing the relationship between law and justice.

In a depressed town on France's northern coast, a man named Martial Kermeur has been arrested for the murder of real estate developer Antoine Lazenec after throwing him overboard. Called before a judge, Kermeur goes back to the beginning to explain what brought him to this desperate point: his divorce, his son's acting out, layoffs at his job, and, above all, Lazenec's dazzling project for a seaside resort. The temptation to invest all of your severance pay in a beautiful apartment with a view of the sea is great. But still, it has to be built. 

In this subtle, enthralling novel, Tanguy Viel examines not only the psychology of a crime, but also the larger social ills that may offer its justification.
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