Whodunnit? Who's Who? And, more importantly, "who the hell am I?" He solved the case of the missing parakeets. Now if he could only figure out who he was... Jules Feiffer works his easy-going wit and biting social satire into his second novel "Ackroyd," which begins as a parody of the Raymond Chandler school of detective fiction, but ultimately asks the age-old question: Is identity merely a metaphysical conceit? A shamus who may or may not be a sham, Roger Ackroyd (named after the victim in Agatha Christie's most shocking novel) is hired to investigate a case of writer's block by sports writer Oscar Plante. Over the course of five years, in between the bonhomie of Elaine's and tangling with unconventional femmes fatales, Ackroyd's personality begins to merge with his client's as he acquires his ex-wife, his mistress and, eventually, his craft. In "Ackroyd," Feiffer uses the detective genre to further his investigations into human neuroses, and to re-imagine the artist as a young sleuth forced to cope with a corrupt world. Originally published in 1977, and out of print for over 30 years, Fantagraphics Books is proud to reissue "Ackroyd" in a completely redesigned edition.
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Jules Feiffer lives in New York City with his wife and child.Review:
An extraordinary and delightful work. -- Washington Star
Sneaky and brilliant. -- The San Francisco Examiner
Wildly funny...flawless dialogue. -- Newsweek
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1978. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP81197098
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1978. Hardback. Book Condition: VG Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: VG Plus. First Edition Uk. 8vo. Novel. Bookseller Inventory # 012050
Book Description Hutchinson, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. FIRST EDITION with dust jacket - rare and collectable - will send out 1 st class post. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000069257
Book Description Hutchinson & Co, London, 1978. Green hardback cloth cover. Book Condition: G : in Good condition. First U.K Edition. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 349pp. With dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # bbf040