Jacket for 'The Hat of Victor Noir'


UK - Fourth Estate/ HarperCollins

The Hat of Victor Noir

By Adrian Mathews

Published Jan 2010

Philip Kovacs, a teacher in Paris, returns to his flat to find the smell of his own fear in the air. Nearby, a woman at the tomb of Victor Noir, a 19th-century journalist, leaves a letter bearing Kovacs’s name in the hat lying beside Noir’s effigy. For Kovacs, the nightmare has only just begun.

This novel transports the reader to a Paris by turns vividly real and strangely dream-like. Provocative, intellectually playful and sparkling with black comedy, this extraordinarily impressive debut intrigues, thrills and enchants in equal measure.

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