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The Prone Gunman free pdf Also available in a new, movie tie-in edition, titled "The Gunman" (Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87286-664-5. Ebook ISBN: 9780872866652). Film opens March 20th starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, directed by Pierre Morel ("Taken"). Martin Terrier is a hired killer who wants out of the game, so he can settle down and marry his childhood sweetheart. But the Organization won't let him go: they have other plans for him. In a violent tale that shatters as many illusions as bodies, Jean-Patrick Manchette subjects his characters and the reader alike to a fierce exercise in style. This tightly plotted, corrosive parody of "the success story" is widely considered to be Manchette's masterpiece, and was named a "New York Times" "Notable Book" in 2002. "The Prone Gunman" is a classic of modern noir. "For Manchette and the generation of writers who followed him, the crime novel is no mere entertainment, but a means to strip bare the failures of society, ripping through veils of appearance, deceit, and manipulation to the greed and violence that are the society's true engines."--"Boston Globe" "There's not a superfluous word or overdone effect . . . one of the last cool, compact and shockingly original crime novels Manchette left as his legacy to modern noir fiction."--"New York Times" Jean-Patrick Manchette was a French crime novelist credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the genre. He wrote ten short novels in the 1970s and early 80s, and is widely recognized as the foremost French crime fiction author of that time. His stories are violent, existentialist explorations of the human condition and French society. Jazz saxophonist and screenwriter, Manchette was also a left-wing activist influenced as much by the writings of the Situationist International as by Dashiell Hammett. Also by Jean-Patrick Manchette: "Three to Kill" (Paperback $11.95, ISBN: 978-0-87286-395-8)

About Jean-Patrick Manchette

Jean-Patrick Manchette (December 19, 1942, Marseille - June 3, 1995, Paris) was a French crime novelist credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the genre. He wrote ten short novels in the 1970s and early 80s, and is widely recognized as the foremost French crime fiction author of that time. His stories are violent, existentialist explorations of the human condition and French society. Jazz saxophonist and screenwriter, Manchette was also a left-wing activist influenced as much by the writings of the Situationist International as by Dashiell Hammett. Four of his novels have been translated into English. Two were published by City Lights Books: "Three To Kill" and "The Prone Gunman," which is also available in a movie-tie in edition titled, "The Gunman."

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Author : Jean-Patrick Manchette
Publisher : City Lights Books
Data Published : 01 June 2002
ISBN : 0872866963
EAN : 9780872866966
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 180 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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