Jean-Michel Fortier The Unknown Huntsman

ISBN 13: 9781771860826

The Unknown Huntsman

3.94 avg rating
( 33 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781771860826: The Unknown Huntsman
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A strange and anonymous narrator, an unnamed village, an unsolved murder, a mysterious huntsman, and a wisdom tooth extraction gone terribly wrong. There’s no shortage of intrigue in this offbeat debut novel by Jean-Michel Fortier. A bewitching story full of dark humor and laugh-out-loud absurdity, The Unknown Huntsman is full of gossipy run-on sentences and snide remarks from the narrator. It reads like an allegory or dark adult fairy tale, and its motto could be: "If you don’t want answers, don’t ask questions."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jean-Michel Fortier was born in Quebec City in 1987. He completed a master’s degree in literature at Université Laval before moving to Montreal, where he currently works as a copy editor. The Unknown Huntsman is his first book. After immigrating to Canada from the U.K., Katherine Hastings spent ten years in Ontario before moving to Montreal, where she completed a degree in modern languages at McGill University. She has worked as a Quebec-based translator and copyeditor since 1995. This is her first stab at literary translation, a field she looks forward to exploring further.

Review:

"A thoroughly enjoyable read . . . If you like offbeat, avant-garde humour with a little darkness, then The Unknown Huntsman will appeal . . . translator Katherine Hastings has performed a worthy service to English readers, for I cannot imagine this book being any more humorous in its original language." —James Fisher, miramichireader.ca

“A debut novel that deserves a place alongside the best, The Unknown Huntsman breaks with traditional conventions of genre and narration, its avant-garde style bringing an exciting new perspective to Quebec literature. A must for readers for whom literature is a weapon of mass instruction.” —Émilie Pilote, Les Méconnus

"A surreal, offbeat look at life in a small, unnamed village . . . This is an intriguing and original novel, the ending of which does not wrap things up neatly so much as introduce an entirely new level of absurdity." —Publishers Weekly

"An absurdist fable bringing to mind Pirandello, Fortier’s debut is a dark commentary on community and intolerance." —Jade Colbert, Globe & Mail

"The absurdity, irony, and dark humour make this an exuberant novel and a compelling read. The Unknown Huntsman is . . . highly original, shifting between levity and darkness with a masterful hand." —Rhonda Mullins, Malahat Review

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fortier, Jean-Michel
ISBN 10: 1771860820 ISBN 13: 9781771860826
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1771860820

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Jean-Michel Fortier
Published by Baraka Books, Canada (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771860820 ISBN 13: 9781771860826
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baraka Books, Canada, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. A strange and anonymous narrator, an unnamed village, an unsolved murder, a mysterious huntsman, and a wisdom tooth extraction gone terribly wrong. There's no shortage of intrigue in this offbeat debut novel by Jean-Michel Fortier. The "we" narrator's rambling and often ironic musings are unsettling at first, and the atmosphere vaguely claustrophobic as the tale shifts back and forth between Monday meetings at the parish hall, where villagers air their petty complaints, and their Friday gatherings shrouded in secrecy and presided over by the enigmatic Professor. A bewitching story full of dark humour and laugh-out-loud absurdity, The Unknown Huntsman is full of gossipy run-on sentences and snide remarks from the narrator. It reads like an allegory or dark adult fairy tale, and its motto could be: "If you don't want answers, don't ask questions. Seller Inventory # UGH9781771860826

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Jean-Michel Fortier
Published by Baraka Books, Canada (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771860820 ISBN 13: 9781771860826
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baraka Books, Canada, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. A strange and anonymous narrator, an unnamed village, an unsolved murder, a mysterious huntsman, and a wisdom tooth extraction gone terribly wrong. There's no shortage of intrigue in this offbeat debut novel by Jean-Michel Fortier. The "we" narrator's rambling and often ironic musings are unsettling at first, and the atmosphere vaguely claustrophobic as the tale shifts back and forth between Monday meetings at the parish hall, where villagers air their petty complaints, and their Friday gatherings shrouded in secrecy and presided over by the enigmatic Professor. A bewitching story full of dark humour and laugh-out-loud absurdity, The Unknown Huntsman is full of gossipy run-on sentences and snide remarks from the narrator. It reads like an allegory or dark adult fairy tale, and its motto could be: "If you don't want answers, don't ask questions. Seller Inventory # BTE9781771860826

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Jean-Michel Fortier
Published by Baraka Books, Canada (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771860820 ISBN 13: 9781771860826
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baraka Books, Canada, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. A strange and anonymous narrator, an unnamed village, an unsolved murder, a mysterious huntsman, and a wisdom tooth extraction gone terribly wrong. There's no shortage of intrigue in this offbeat debut novel by Jean-Michel Fortier. The "we" narrator's rambling and often ironic musings are unsettling at first, and the atmosphere vaguely claustrophobic as the tale shifts back and forth between Monday meetings at the parish hall, where villagers air their petty complaints, and their Friday gatherings shrouded in secrecy and presided over by the enigmatic Professor. A bewitching story full of dark humour and laugh-out-loud absurdity, The Unknown Huntsman is full of gossipy run-on sentences and snide remarks from the narrator. It reads like an allegory or dark adult fairy tale, and its motto could be: "If you don't want answers, don't ask questions. Seller Inventory # UGH9781771860826

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Fortier, Jean-Michel
ISBN 10: 1771860820 ISBN 13: 9781771860826
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TI-9781771860826

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Fortier, Jean-michel/ Hastings, Katherine (Translator)
Published by Baraka Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771860820 ISBN 13: 9781771860826
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baraka Books, 2016. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 186 pages. 8.00x5.00x0.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1771860820

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Fortier, Jean-Michel
Published by Baraka Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771860820 ISBN 13: 9781771860826
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baraka Books, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111771860820

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Fortier, Jean-Michel
Published by Baraka Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771860820 ISBN 13: 9781771860826
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baraka Books, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # BD1-9781771860826

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.37
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Jean-Michel Fortier
Published by Baraka Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771860820 ISBN 13: 9781771860826
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Baraka Books, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1771860820n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds