Open Letter is flushed with New York Times Reviews this spring! Here’s Robert F. Worth’s review of Street of Thieves. Mathias Énard is incredible and I would recommend Zone for anyone interested.
“His sentences spin on and on, acquiring a giddy momentum as they lurch through gutters and brothels and kill zones, ending, as often as not, in some netherworld morning-after epiphany. These lurid narratives are also a bouillabaisse of tacit and open reckonings with the writers who have shaped him, both high and low: Céline, Joyce, Burroughs, Homer, Pynchon, the authors of French série noire thrillers.”