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Pauvert, Olivier

Entry updated 28 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(?1973-    ) French pharmacist and author whose Near Future Dystopia, Noir (2005; trans Adriana Hunter 2008) depicts a France in which apartheid has been imposed, relegating nonwhites to segregated rural areas; the present-day protagonist arrives in this land by Timeslip as a kind of increasingly material ghost who seems to have suffered a Memory Edit, but who has gained the power to steal the souls of inhabitants of the new France by gazing upon them. Thriller elements (see Equipoise) jostle with the narration of dystopia, sometimes very fruitfully. [JC]

Olivier Pauvert

born France: ?1973


  • Noir (Paris: Éditions Denoël, 2005) [binding unknown/]
    • Noir (London: Atlantic Books, 2007) [trans by Adriana Hunter of the above: pb/]


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