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Bird in a Cage

Authors: Dard, Frédéric
Series: Pushkin Vertigo
Publisher: Steerforth Press
BISAC/Subject: FIC062000, FIC031080, FIC022080
ISBN: 9781782272106, Related ISBNs: 1782271996, 1782272100, 9781782271994, 9781782272106
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 120,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A man becomes entangled in a dangerous web of death and deceit in this “hallmark of classic French noir” set in 1960s Paris (The Guardian)
 
Trouble is the last thing Albert needs. Traveling back to his childhood home on Christmas Eve to mourn his mother’s death, he finds the loneliness and nostalgia of his Parisian quartier unbearable. Until, that evening, he encounters a beautiful, seemingly innocent woman at a brasserie, and his spirits are lifted.
 
Still, something about the woman disturbs him. Where is the father of her child? And what are those two red stains on her sleeve? When she invites him back to her apartment, Albert thinks he’s in luck. But a monstrous scene awaits them, and he finds himself lured into the darkness against his better judgment.
 
Unravelling like a paranoid nightmare, Bird in a Cage melds existentialist drama with thrilling noir to tell the story of a man trapped in a prison of his own making.

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