Kafka's Hat

Kafka's Hat
Author: Patrice Martin
Pages: 144
ISBN10: 0889227438
Genre: Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 3.38
ISBN13: 9780889227439
Published: June 4th 2013 by Talonbooks

Multiple plot lines interweave with twentieth-century literary allusions as hap bureaucrat P. attempts to secure delivery of a valuable cultural relic. Patrice Martin's ticklish tip of the hat to the writing of Franz Kafka also evokes the literary techniques of Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and Paul Auster.

Polymath Patrice Martin is a writer, musician, and politician who is a former clerk in Canada's House of Commons, and currently is a Gatineau city councilor. He confesses his working life in government bureaucracy helped shape this, his first novel. Chantal Bilodeau is a New York–based playwright and translator originally from Montreal, Quebec.