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The Third Policeman
  • ISBN: 9780007247172
  • Pages: 240
  • Publisher: HarperPerennial
  • Binding: Paperback

The Third Policeman

Flann O’Brien

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Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman is a novel distinguished by endless comic invention and a delicate balancing of logic and fantasy.

A thriller; a hilarious comic satire about an archetypal village police force; a surrealistic vision of eternity; the story of a tender and brief unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle; and a chilling fable of unending guilt, The Third Policeman is an allegory of the absurd.

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