Hallucinating Foucault

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9780747585152: Hallucinating Foucault

This is a love story, a mystery and a quest. It is the eerie tale of a mad writer, the glamorous, scandalous Paul Michel, and the reader who sets out to find him. The search begins in the archives of a university library and the pages of an old gay magazine.

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An intricate and self-reflective novel about that most delicate of relationships--meaning the one between writers and readers. The narrator, an anonymous graduate student, sets off on the trail of a French novelist named Paul Michel, who is currently confined to an asylum. Engineering his hero's release, the narrator finds himself enmeshed in bizarre love triangle, of which the three vertices are himself, the novelist, and the late Michel Foucault. Sex, it seems, can be made safe, but the oddball intimacy of reading cannot.

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Patricia Duncker was born in the West Indies. Hallucinating Foucault, her first novel, won the 1997 Dillons First Fiction Award. She is the author of Monsieur Shoushana s Lemon Trees, a collection of short stories, and James Miranda Barry.

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