"Anderson's adroit translation preserves the celebrated idiosyncrasies of Echenoz's prose. The writing is clear, precise, and playful, featuring dramatic tone and point-of-view shifts, imagined moments, and movie script-style scene descriptions. Echenoz constructs a tight narrative in a constant state of flux. This fluidity mirrors the uncertainty of the protagonists and narrator, who all demonstrate a sense of rootless yearning. This novel welcomes repeated readings and presents new aspects to admire each time. It's a satisfying book from one of France's preeminent contemporary authors." -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review for We Three "It is Echenoz's voice, the most distinctive 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 . . . [Echenoz is] the master magician of the contemporary French novel." -Washington Post "Echenoz belongs, with Umberto Eco in Italy, Julian Barnes in England, and Christoph Ransmayr in Germany, to the category of ironic novelists, devoid of all allusions, who have fun with their erudition." -Le Point
Jean Echenoz is one France's most respected living novelists. He has won several of France's most prestigious literary awards, including the Prix Goncourt for I'm Off and the Prix Medecis for Cherokee. His novel Chopin's Move is also available from Dalkey Archive Press. He lives in Paris. Jesse Anderson is a literary translator and writer from Olympia, Washington. He currently lives and works in Beijing. Francis Bacon's Armchair was his first book-length publication.