Big Blondes by Jean Echenoz
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Renowned singer Gloire Stella has mysteriously disappeared. When a television producer tries to track her down, Gloire goes on the run. From the cliffs of Brittany to the back alleys of Bombay, Big Blondes is a riotous nonstop adventure for anyone who has ever wondered whether blondes really do have more fun.

About Jean Echenoz

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Jean Echenoz worked for several years as a child psychologist before turning to fiction writing. In addition to his numerous articles and short stories, he is the author of eight novels and a pamphlet on Éditions de Minuit founder Jérôme Lindon. Most of his books are "exuberant spoofs" (Atlantic Monthly) of the espionage thriller, including Cherokee, big Blondes, and Double Jeopardy, all f which are available in English translation. In 1983 he was awarded the Prix Medicis for Cherokee. He currently lives in Paris, France. Mark Polizzotti is a prize-winning translator, and the author of eight books, including Revolution of the Mind: A Life of Andre Breton. His translations include works by Jean Echenoz, Paul Virilio, Jean Baudrillard, Raymond Roussel, Maurice Roche, Gustave Flaubert, Jen Senac, and the Surrealists.
Published June 1, 1997 by New Press, The. 201 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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After serving a short prison sentence in the questionable death of her agent and lover, Gloria Stella, the knock-out blonde and former pop entertainer, chooses to live an anonymous life--free of reminders of the tragedy, and free of public appearances.

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