Georges Simenon pushed his characters to emotional extremes, exposing the criminal within, a shadowy core he believed we all share.
Three Bedrooms in Manhattan (New York Review Books Classics)
by Georges Simenon
$12.95 List Price
In 1927, Georges Simenon, the phenomenally prolific Belgian author of crime novels, helped engineer a publicity stunt that sounds like a forecast of reality TV: He sat in a glass booth and wrote a novel in a week, in full view of the public. Simenon was all but unknown then, a journeyman author of indifferent pulp novelettes under a variety of pseudonyms. The feat made him famous, became the first thing many people knew
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