|Author:||Laurent Binet; Sam Taylor (Translator)|
An astonishing, unforgettable novel: a thrilling Second World War assassination plot told with rare literary brilliance.
Winner of Publishers Publicity Circle Hardback Fiction Award 2013. Shortlisted for National Book Critics Circle Awards: Fiction 2013. Long-listed for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013.
HHhH is a highly original piece of work, at once charming, moving, and gripping -- Martin Amis HHhH blew me away. Binet's style fuses it all together: a neutral, journalistic honesty sustained with a fiction writer's zeal and story-telling instincts. It's one of the best historical novels I've ever come across. -- Brett Easton Ellis Magnificent ... unsurpassable ... told with grace and elegance ... exerts a hypnotic sway over the reader ... something of a Greek tragedy and of the splendid thriller ... All the details have such persuasive force that they remain indelibly recorded in the memory of the reader -- Mario Vargas Llosa By the time I got to the last page of Binet's masterpiece, I had to close my eyes and rethink history. I'm rethinking it still -- Gary Shteyngart Laurent Binet has given a new dimension to the non-fiction novel by weaving his writerly anxieties about the genre into the narrative, but his story is no less compelling for that, and the climax is unforgettable -- David Lodge
HHhH is Laurent Binet's first novel. He lives and works in France. HHhH won the prestigious Prix Goncourt du premier roman and the Prix des Lecteurs du Livre de Poche.