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The Supreme Orchestra

by (author) David Turgeon

translated by Pablo Strauss

Coach House Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2018
Literary, Mashups
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A motley crew of characters deftly woven into a brilliant mashup of the spy novel and the art-world parody. We know how Simone met the man who will become, for a time, her fourth husband. We know what she does (artist), her friends (a veritable menagerie), her habits (frustrated homebody). What remains to learn are the things she still doesn't fully understand herself, like her role in the affair of the Port Merveille diamond. The Supreme Orchestra is many things at once: a geopolitical thriller, an art-world exposé, a digressive social study, a mischievous parody.

About the authors

David Turgeon is the author of four novels. He has also published several graphic novels, including La muse récursive and Les pieces détachees with Vincent Giard. He has written a collection of essays called Le magnétophone de Yoko.

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Pablo Strauss’s previous translations for Coach House Books are The Country Will Bring Us No Peace, The Supreme Orchestra, and Baloney. He is a two-time finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for translation, for Synapses (2019) and The Longest Year (2017). Pablo grew up in Victoria, B.C., and has lived in Quebec City for fifteen years.

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