Life, a User's Manual by Georges Perec
Over twenty years ago, Godine published the first English translation of Georges Perec's masterpiece, Life A User's Manual, hailed by the Times Literary Supplement, Boston Globe, and others as "one of the great novels of the century." We are now proud to announce a newly revised twentieth-anniversary edition of this classic. Structured around a single moment in time - 8:00 PM on June 23, 1975 - Perec's spellbinding puzzle begins in an apartment block in the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris where, chapter by chapter, room by room, the extraordinarily rich life of its inhabitants is marvelously revealed.
The 588th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 29th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
- - 43rd on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
- - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)