Island of Point Nemo

Written by Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès |Translated by Hannah Chute
Open Letter - August 2017
Written by Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès
Translated by Hannah Chute

A stolen diamond and three right feet, wearing shoes of a non-existent brand, that wash ashore in Scotland set into motion the first plot of Island of Point Nemo, a rollicking Jules Verne-like adventure narrative that crosses continents and oceans, involves multilingual codes, a world-famous villain, and three eccentrically loopy detectives.

About the Author: Born in Algeria, Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès is a truly international writer, having spent significant time in Brazil, France, Taiwan, and Libya. His novel Where Tigers Are at Home won the Fnac, Giono, and Médicis Prizes. Island of Point Nemo is his ninth novel.

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“Psychodrama meets history meets mystery—vintage Umberto Eco territory, as practiced by French philosophy professor turned novelist Blas de Roblès.” 
Kirkus Reviews

“Those of you who stay with Blas de Roblès’s ultimately quite satisfying novel will find yourselves with a new European literary star to steer by.” 
—Alan Cheuse, NPR

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