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.

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The 454th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 29th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  2. - 43rd on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  3. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  4. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Life: A User's Manual Hardcover 973747 $69.81 $9.09
Life: A User's Manual Paperback 1555764 $16.93 $0.45 1978
Life: A User's Manual Paperback 66772 $14.20 $11.92 2008
Life: A User's Manual Paperback 1763274 $11.62 $7.75 2003
[Life: A User's Manual] [By: Perec, Georges] [April, 2003] Paperback 9062845 $24.92 $26.72 2003