Double Jeopardy

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U of Nebraska Press, 1994 - Fiction - 231 pages
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"Double Jeopardy recounts the twin stories spanning two generations of two pairs of male buddies. . . . Transglobal gunrunning, insurrection in a Malaysian rubber plantation, storm-tossed stowaways, mutiny at high sea, armed bank robberies, cannibalism under the streets of Paris and, of course, the infinite complications of unrequited love?all drive the reader from page to page. Yet it is Echenoz's voice, the most distinctive French voice of his generation, that holds us under its spell with its legerdemain of witty turns of phrase, inspired metaphors, fresh pop culture allusions, and the wackiest cast of characters this side of a David Lynch movie."?Washington Post Book World.
  

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
10
Section 3
17
Section 4
42
Section 5
69
Section 6
75
Section 7
76
Section 8
88
Section 12
150
Section 13
161
Section 14
168
Section 15
184
Section 16
195
Section 17
196
Section 18
205
Section 19
213

Section 9
101
Section 10
123
Section 11
149
Section 20
223
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About the author (1994)

Jean Echenoz is the author of four other novels: Le Méridien de Greenwich, Lac (winner of the European Literature Prize), and Nous trois. Cherokee is also available as a Bison Book. Mr. Echenoz lives in Paris.



Mark Polizzotti, a veteran translator of André Breton and René Daumal as well as Jean Echenoz, is the author of Revolution of the Mind, forthcoming.

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