The Investigation by Philippe Claudel
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The Investigation Summary
The Investigator is a man quite like any other. He is balding, of medium build, dresses conservatively - in short, he is unremarkable in every way. He has been assigned to conduct an Investigation of a series of suicides (twenty-two in the past eighteen months) that have taken place at the Enterprise, a huge, sprawling complex located in an unnamed Town. The Investigator's train is delayed, and when he finally arrives, there's no one to pick him up at the station. It is alternating rain and snow, it's getting late, and there are no taxis to be seen. Off sets the Investigator, alone, into the night, unsure quite how to proceed.
The Investigation Reviews
"Starred Review. Spare and taut, the tale unfolds with the inevitability of fate, drawing readers into the profoundest of human enigmas. Felicitously translated from the 2010 French original, this masterwork adds luster to the stellar reputation Claudel established with his prizewinning By a Slow River (2003) and Brodeck (2007)." - Booklist
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Philippe Claudel Author Biography
Philippe Claudel is the author of many novels, among them By a Slow River,
which has been translated into thirty languages and was awarded the Prix
Renaudot in 2003 and the Elle Readers' Literary prize in 2004. His
novel La Petite Fille de Monsieur Linh was published in 2005, and Le Rapport de Brodeck won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens in 2007 (published in the UK in 2009 as Brodeck's Report and in the USA as Brodeck)
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