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The executioner.

Author: Pierre Boulle
Publisher: New York, Vanguard Press [1961]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a very strange story. A Chinese executioner in the middle ages--or at least at some far distant time unspecified--is banned because it is discovered that he murders just before he executes! Good book about a Kafka-like society where you may kill but you may not murder. The motive of the executioner in doing what he does is not explained.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boulle, Pierre, 1912-1994.
Executioner.
New York, Vanguard Press [1961]
(OCoLC)610424477
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Boulle
OCLC Number: 924764
Description: 186 pages 21 cm
Other Titles: Bourreau.

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This is a very strange story. A Chinese executioner in the middle ages--or at least at some far distant time unspecified--is banned because it is discovered that he murders just before he executes! Good book about a Kafka-like society where you may kill but you may not murder. The motive of the executioner in doing what he does is not explained.

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