Confessions of a Map Dealer
His eighth novel was published in July by Random House. Paul Micou's first novel The Music Programme is a comic satire on the comfortable lifestyles of overpaid international development workers. Set in a fictional African country called Timbali, the novel was published to favourable reviews.
The New York Times called it "an excellent, accomplished example" of satirical fiction and compared his comic talents to those of Evelyn Waugh and William Boyd. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Categories : births Harvard University alumni American expatriates in France 20th-century American novelists 21st-century American novelists American male novelists Living people 20th-century American male writers 21st-century American male writers.
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Here are his eight novels…. I was immediately drawn to his first novel published in Set in a fictitious African country, the employees of a US-funded UN programme have been living it up but panic sets in when an inspector arrives. I remember it as hilarious.
My memory of this one is hazy, but I did love the dog. The Death of David Debrizzi is his best-known novel, and possibly his best. The titular David was a child prodigy on the piano. He had two teachers, one English, one French. Some great comic set-pieces in this one.
Confessions of a Map Dealer (Paperback)
Micou has a great comic style though; these novels are gentle satires with a lot of humour and some spice. And I do like the idea of a dog doing the paintings!!
Completely new to me and definitely someone to look out for if our Oxfam Bookshop ever reopens.