The Mystery of Henri Pick

Author(s): David Foenkinos; Sam Taylor (translator)

General Fiction

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.


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....


The Mystery of Henri Pick is the first novel in Pushkin Press' 'Walter Presents' series - all handpicked by Walter Iuzzolino from around the world.


It has sold over 500,000 copies in France, been translated into 17 languages, and made into a successful French feature film.


 



 



Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781782275824
  • : Pushkin Press, Limited
  • : Pushkin Press, Limited
  • : April 2020
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Foenkinos; Sam Taylor (translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 843.92
  • : 288