Chien 51 : roman
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Arles [France] : Actes Sud ;, ©2022.
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291 pages ; 22 cm
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Published
Arles [France] : Actes Sud ;, ©2022.
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French

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"C'est dans une salle sombre, au troisïme ̌tage d'une bőte de nuit fřquenťe du quartier RedQ, que Zem Sparak passe la plupart de ses nuits. L̉, gŕce aux visions que lui procure la technologie Okios, aussi addictive que l'opium, il peut enfin retrouver l'Atḧnes de sa jeunesse. Mais il y a bien longtemps que son pays n'existe plus. Ďsormais expatrǐ, Zem n'est plus qu'un vulgaire "chien", un policier ďclasš fouillant la zone 3 de Magna- pole sous les pluies acides et la chaleur ̌crasante. Un matin, dans ce quartier abandonň ̉ sa mis̈re, un corps retrouv̌ ouvert le long du sternum va rompre le renoncement dans lequel Zem s'est depuis longtemps retrancȟ. Plač sous la tutelle d'une ambitieuse inspectrice de la zone 2, il se lance dans une longue investigation. Quelque part, il le sait, une v̌riť subsiste. Mais partout, chez GoldTex, puissant consortium qui assujettit les pays en faillite, r̈gnent le cynisme et la violence. Pourtant, bien avant que tout ne meure, Zem a connu en Gr̈ce l'urgence de la řvolte et l'esp̌rance d'un avenir sans compromis. Il a aim̌. Et trahi. Sous les ciels en furie d'une m̌galopole privatiše, Chien 51 se fait l'̌cho de notre monde inquǐtant, ̉ la fois menȧant et menač. Mais ce roman abrite aussi le souvenir ardent de ce qui fut, ̉ transmettre pour demain, comme un dernier rempart ̉ notre postmoderniť." --,Back cover.
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"It is in a dark room, on the third floor of a popular nightclub in the RedQ district, Zem Sparak spends most of his nights. There, thanks to the visions provided by the Okios technology, as addictive as opium, he can finally find the Athens of his youth. But his country has long since ceased to exist. Now an expatriate, Zem is no more than a vulgar "dog", a downgraded policeman searching Magnapole's zone 3 under acid rain and crushing heat. One morning, in this neighborhood abandoned to its misery, a body found open along the sternum will break the renunciation which Zem has long entrenched himself in. Placed under the tutelage of an ambitious inspector from zone 2, he embarks on a long investigation. Somewhere, he knows, a truth remains. But everywhere, at GoldTex, a powerful consortium that subjugates bankrupt countries, there is cynicism and violence. However, long before everything died, Zem experienced the urgency of revolt and the hope of an uncompromising future, in Greece. He liked. And betrayed. Under the furious skies of a privatized megalopolis, Chien 51 echoes our disturbing world, both threatening and threatened. But this novel also shelters the ardent memory of what was, to be transmitted for tomorrow, as a last bastion to our postmodernity." --,Cataloger's translation of the synopsis on the cover.
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In French.

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