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101 Detectives by Ivan Vladislavic

101 Detectives by Ivan Vladislavic

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A private-eye convention and a tussle over a Pierneef A young man's unsettling experience in the American South and a tragedy off the coast of Mauritius. A bizarre night of industrial theatre and a translator at a loss for words.
These are but a few of the fictions in 101 Detectives, a new collection of short stories by Ivan Vladislavic one of South Africa's most celebrated authors.
A collection of short stories launched his career as a writer. Twenty-six years and a whole oeuvre later, 101 Detectives showcases Vladislavic's virtuosity as he bends and recasts this literary form in spectacular fashion.
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Absurd and layered tales

Definitely a weird read, and for someone with little interest in poetic and surreal writing, most likely a difficult one, but the uniqueness of these shorts really sets them apart. You're almost guaranteed to find a story you enjoy amongst these, if not all of them, but each are very clever and layered in their own right

101 Detectives

This is a strange and unique book for readers who love mystery novels. The vocabulary of Vladislavi is simultaneously amusing, intellectual, spooky, and lightly poetic. His eleven tales will make you smile, reflect, and feel. his stories are purposefully off-center from what one might expect. Highly recommended book to those who would enjoy short stories

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