Dumitru Tsepeneag (Țepeneag): Pigeon vole (Pigeon Post)

The latest addition to my website is Dumitru Tsepeneag‘s Pigeon vole (Pigeon Post) . This is a witty and clever post-modernist novel, written in French and set in Paris. An unnamed author, who may not be the author who is, in fact, another character created by the narrator and who plays chess is trying to write a novel but getting nowhere. He calls on three friends to help and one, eventually, writes a good part of the book, though our author or, rather, our narrator who is not really the author, or, at least, not Tsepeneag but a not-Tsepeneag author writing as Tsepeneag, gradually gets going, while watching the pigeons and Maryse walking her dog and listening to the neighbours having loud sex, starts writing while learning about cannibalism and cricket, and tries to stop a strike. Get it? No? Well, that’s the point.

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