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The Mystery of Henri Pick

Author: Foenkinos, David (Author), Taylor, Sam

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Published on 7 May 2020 by PUSHKIN PRESS in the United Kingdom as part of 'the Walter Presents' series.

Paperback | 288 pages
130 x 198 x 19 | 248g

In the small town of Crozon in Brittany, a library houses manuscripts that were rejected for publication: the faded dreams of aspiring writers. Visiting while on holiday, young editor Delphine Despero is thrilled to discover a novel so powerful that she feels compelled to bring it back to Paris to publish it. The book is a sensation, prompting fevered interest in the identity of its author - apparently one Henri Pick, a now-deceased pizza chef from Crozon. Sceptics cry that the whole thing is a hoax: how could this man have written such a masterpiece? An obstinate journalist, Jean-Michel Rouche, heads to Brittany to investigate. By turns farcical and moving, The Mystery of Henri Pick is a fast-paced comic mystery enriched by a deep love of books - and of the authors who write them.

The Mystery of Henri Pick

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