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By Frédéric Dard Daniel Seton | Comments: ( 840 ) | Date: ( Aug 23, 2019 )

A slow burning intelligent thriller with a wicked twist in the tail from one of the giants of French noir fiction Bored with her mundane factory job, her nagging mother and her alcoholic father in law, Louise is captivated by a glamorous American couple who move to her industrial hometown in Northern France The Roolands home is an island of colour, good humour and easyA slow burning intelligent thriller with a wicked twist in the tail from one of the giants of French noir fictionBored with her mundane factory job, her nagging mother and her alcoholic father in law, Louise is captivated by a glamorous American couple who move to her industrial hometown in Northern France The Roolands home is an island of colour, good humour and easy living in drab 1950s L opoldville, and soon Louise is working there as a maid But once she is under her new employers roof their model life starts to fall apart painful secrets from their past emerge, cracks in their relationship appear and a dark obsession begins to grow, which will end in murderFr d ric Dard 1921 2000 was one of the best known and loved French crime writers of the twentieth century Enormously prolific, he wrote than three hundred thrillers, suspense stories, plays and screenplays, under a variety of noms de plume, throughout his long and illustrious career, which also saw him win the 1957 Grand prix de litt rature polici re for emThe Executioner Weeps, forthcoming from Pushkin Vertigo Dard s Bird in a Cage, The Wicked Go to Hell and The Gravediggers Bread are also available or forthcoming from Pushkin Vertigo.


  • Title: Crush (Pushkin Vertigo)
  • Author: Frédéric Dard Daniel Seton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 190
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Frédéric Dard Daniel Seton

Fr d ric Dard n Fr d ric Charles Antoine Dard le 29 juin 1921 Jallieu Is re , France 6 juin 2000 Bonnefontaine, Fribourg, Suisse tait un crivain principalement connu dans une production extr mement abondante pour les aventures du commissaire San Antonio, souvent aid de son adjoint B rurier, dont il a crit cent soixante quinze aventures depuis 1949 Parall lement aux San Antonio l un des plus gros succ s de l dition fran aise d apr s guerre , Fr d ric Dard a produit sous son nom ou sous de nombreux pseudonymes des romans noirs, des ouvrages de suspense psychologique, des grands romans des nouvelles, ainsi qu une multitude d articles D bordant d activit , il fut galement auteur dramatique, sc nariste et dialoguiste de films Selon ses derni res volont s, Fr d ric Dard a t enterr dans le cimeti re de Saint Chef, en Is re, village o il avait pass une partie de son enfance et o il aimait se ressourcer Un mus e y est en partie consacr son uvre.



Comments Crush (Pushkin Vertigo)

  • Cailee

    3.5 rounded to 4/5I decided to finish this book in 1 day as part of my participation in BookTube-A-Thon 2017. It was a quick and easy read, no extravagant language or anything as it often happens with stories translated to English. Unfortunately I do think the translation took away from the total fluidity of the story. There were small moments that felt disconnected throughout - not enough to cause confusion, but enough to notice some awkwardnessI would still recommend this to anyone that hasn't [...]


  • Jose Ignacio

    Set within the novels that the self-same Frédéric Dard called ‘romans de la nuit’, Crush tells the story of a seventeen-year-old girl, Louise Lacroix. Louise, desperate to flee a bleak and anodyne life, sees an opportunity to break away from her family and her job in a factory when a young American couple settles in her neighbourhood. Louise, fascinated with their lifestyle, offers to work for them as in-house maid, with the healthy intention of building a better future for herself. But th [...]


  • Ken Cook

    Intrigued to find another prolific author who wrote in French and is being translated into English, I picked up this book. The prospective is a young French woman who becomes a maid for an American couple in 50's Parisian suburbs. Interesting for its perspective of the couple, who behave as Fitzgerald-ian from the 20's, the story moves slowly and methodically to the tragedies. Not much happens, but the exposition is well done, characters well defined.


  • Hathyasaibaba

    Louise Lacroix, a factory worker with dim prospects, while on her way back from work, notices and gradually gets seduced by the exotic life of 'the Yanks'; Jess and Thelma Rooland. She eventually is frustrated enough with her situation to offer her services as a maid to the Roolands. This Thelma and Louise pairing plays out rather differently from the more famous one a few decades later; Louise gradually gets quite fixated with Jess and annoyed (on his behalf) at Thelma's slipshod alcohol fuelle [...]


  • Anna-Klara Aronsson

    En fransk kioskdeckare. Förlaget kallar den "absint noir" och tydligen har den nu avlidne författaren Dard skrivit 200-300 böcker.Det är en tunn bok Jänkarna. En ung kvinna 17 åriga Louise bor med sin mamma och styvpappa. Hon jobbar på fabrik och är utledd på sitt liv. En kväll på väg hem från fabriken ser Louise in i paret Roolands hem och verkar det vara en ö i tristessen.Som av en ingivelse erbjuder hon sig att bli hembiträde hos paret. Boken är kort, och inte en traditionell [...]


  • Raven

    A chilling and psychologically dark Fifties tale of suspense of jealousy and murder, that is trademark Frederic Dard from stsart to finish. His depiction of the naivety and gaucheness of Louise, is never less than perfectly realised, as she inveigles herself in the life of the glamorous but tormented couple, the Roolands. In a relatively short novel, Dard ratchets up both the suspense, and depth of character with some lighter vignettes featuring Louise’s awful relatives too. You know you ar [...]


  • Bill Lawrence

    A new author for me in the last two months. Having discovered Pushkin Vertigo, I was tempted by Dard and then read Bird in a Cage. Crush is very different but equally beguiling. Short and slow burning, Dard writes from the perspective of a 17-year-old French woman who is drawn to an American family livings locally. She wishes to be their maid, rather than work in the local factory. It's never clear where the story is heading or even if a crime is ever going to be committed. However, it doesn't d [...]


  • Austin Rathbone

    A concise, neat little noir that builds in a swift but natural way towards a typical endinguntil the last sentence turns everything on its head. It was such a nasty little punctuation mark to a story that I thought I had fully figured out.The characters are just nuanced enough to hold your interest, especially the weirdly broken protagonist Louise. I also found the post-war setting in France to add a unique texture to the how everyone behaved.A fun, delightfully old-feeing noir with a mean strea [...]


  • Trevor Kenning

    A very quick but enjoyable read. I hadn't read any Frederic Dard before; I think they have only been translated in relatively recent years. French noir a la Simenon and yes I know Simenon was Belgian.


  • Bert

    I guess it's always a mistake hiring a 17 year-old maid, and possibly marrying a lushI am loving these Dards, they're sultry, classy, and have a mean-streakey are basically Alain Delon.


  • Greydoll

    A grim industrial new town in 1950s France. Seventeen year old Louise becomes fascinated by a wealthy American couple, the Roolands, whom she spots on her daily walk home from her factory job. In fact it is the car that catches her eye first; a beautiful Dodge, leather seats and chrome. The couple sit on their swing seat in front of their house, casually eating and drinking in a way that no French family would. One day Louise marches up to them and asks for a job as their maid. Nonplussed they e [...]


  • I had never heard of Fredric Dard and was surprised he had such a huge amount of published work. This story of a young girl trying to escape her bleak landscape is a riveting read. I read Dard was influenced by Simenon and became a friend. Not surprising as they share a lot in common. Looking forward to reading more of his novels.


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