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The Mahé Circle

mahe circle by georges simenon, classic crime roman dur

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Publisher: Penguin Classics
Language: English
Published Date: 5 June 2015
ISBN: 978-0141394169
Pages: 160

The first English publication of Georges Simenon’s compelling novel about summer escape and elusive obsessions. Translated by Sian Reynolds.

‘The island itself. Its throbbing heat as if in a belljar under the sun, the scorpion in his son’s bed, the deafening sound of cicadas’

During his first holiday on the island of Porquerolles Dr Mahé caught a glimpse of something irresistible. As the memory continues to haunt him, he falls prey to a delusion that may offer an escape from his conventional existence – or may destroy him.

This is the first English translation of The Mahé Circle, Simenon’s dark, malevolent depiction of an ordinary man trapped in mundanity and consumed by obsession.




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