The Panda Theory by Pascal Garnier

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This often bleak, often funny and never predictable narrative is written in a precise style...
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Gabriel is a stranger in a small Breton town. Nobody knows where he came from or why he's here. Yet his small acts of kindness, and exceptional cooking, quickly earn him acceptance from the locals. His new friends grow fond of Gabriel, who seems as reserved and benign as the toy panda he wins at the funfair. But unlike Gabriel, the fluffy toy is not haunted by his past...
 

About Pascal Garnier

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Pascal Garnier is a leading figure in contemporaryFrench literature, in the tradition of GeorgesSimenon. He lived in a small village in the Ardèchedevoting himself to writing and painting. Garnierdied in March 2010.
 
Published March 12, 2012 by Gallic Books. 177 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

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on Dec 02 2013

In this taut, low-key thriller, French author Garnier’s first crime novel to be translated into English, a man calling himself Gabriel wanders into a small Breton village... this novel is dark enough to sink the hook deep into fans of noir.

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Reviewed by Henry Krempels on Mar 24 2012

This often bleak, often funny and never predictable narrative is written in a precise style...

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