Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes
A kind of detective story, relating a cranky amateur scholar's search for the truth about Gustave Flaubert, and the obsession of this detective whose life seems to oddly mirror those of Flaubert's characters. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The 1490th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 71st on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)