Mister Memory

Mister Memory

Book - 2016
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In Paris in the year 1899, Marcel Despres is arrested for the murder of his wife and transferred to the famous Salpetriere asylum. And there the story might have stopped. But the doctor assigned to his care soon realises this is no ordinary patient: Marcel Despres, Mister Memory, is a man who cannot forget. And the policeman assigned to his case soon realises that something else is at stake: for why else would the criminal have been hurried off to hospital, and why are his superiors so keen for the whole affair to be closed? This crime involves something bigger and stranger than a lovers' fight - something with links to the highest and lowest establishments in France. The policeman and the doctor between them must unravel the mystery...but the answers lie inside Marcel's head. And how can he tell what is significant when he remembers every detail of every moment of his entire life? For fans of Scarlett Thomas, Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Patrick Suskind, this is a captivating literary mystery about memory, history and fate.
Publisher: London, Mulholland Books,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781444751987
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Mr Memory


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Mar 29, 2017

Fantastic book with memorable characters set against the backdrop of 1890s Paris (think Moulin Rouge).

Feb 19, 2017

A fascinating book with an unusual subject and interesting characters. Set in Paris in the latter half of the 19th century it covers crime, detection, psychology and theatre of that period, weaving the characters into a gripping storyline.

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