- Paperback: 177 pages
- Publisher: TamTam Books (Oct. 31 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 096623460X
- ISBN-13: 978-0966234602
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 227 g
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #806,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
More deeply, it was also a violent attack on racism by a jazz fan who had already befriended many black musicians and was to become the closest French friend of Ellington, Davis and Parker.
The novel became a best seller in France and established a scandalous reputation for Vian. But for the past forty years, Vian has become one of the most famous witers of the mid 20th Century, as his hoax of 1946 is only one example --provocative and outrageous, though powerful and meaningful -- of his prolific production: novels and short stories, plays and songs.