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The Resource African psycho : a novel, by Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Christine Schwartz Hartley

African psycho : a novel, by Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Christine Schwartz Hartley

Label
African psycho : a novel
Title
African psycho
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Christine Schwartz Hartley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Gregoire Nakobomayo, a petty criminal, has decided to kill his girlfriend Germaine. He's planned the crime for some time, but still, the act of murder requires a bit of psychological and logistical preparation. Luckily, he has a mentor to call on, the far more accomplished serial killer Angoualima. The fact that Angoualima is dead doesn't prevent Gregoire from holding lengthy conversations with him. Little by little, Gregoire interweaves Angoualima's life and criminal exploits with his own.Continuing with the plan despite a string of botched attempts, Gregoire's final shot at offing Germaine leads to an abrupt unravelling. Lauded in France for its fresh and witty style, "African Psycho's" inventive use of language surprises and relieves the reader by sending up this disturbing subject
Member of
W9iRGPHk1Z8
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
843/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.2.M217
LC item number
A68 2007
Literary form
fiction
Label
African psycho : a novel, by Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Christine Schwartz Hartley
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm76937472
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
145 p.
Isbn
9781933368504
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006100973
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)76937472
Label
African psycho : a novel, by Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Christine Schwartz Hartley
Publication
Control code
ocm76937472
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
145 p.
Isbn
9781933368504
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006100973
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)76937472

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