About The Book
A provocative novel by the most influential living French writer, Recollections of the Golden Triangle is a tour de force: a literary thriller constructed of wildly diverse elements—fantasy and dream, erotic invention, and the stuff of popular fiction and movies taken to its farthest limits.
A secret door that is opened slightly by an electronic device, a beautiful hanged factory girl, a pale young aristocrat whose blood apparently nourishes his vampiric lover, the evil Dr. Morgan who conducts his experiments in “tertiary dream behavior,” the beautiful and sinister women from the world of horror films, and the investigating police, who are not all what they seem to be, are just some of the ingredients of this intriguing new novel by the French master of the intellectual thriller, whose novels and films have effectively changed the way we can look at the “real” world today.
Recollections of the Golden Triangle challenges the reader to find his own meaning in its descriptions, clues, and contradictions, and to play detective by assembling the pieces of the fictional puzzle.
“A sense of atmosphere and a power of representation that at best make one feel that one is looking over an artist’s shoulder with one eye on the canvas and the other on the reality that he is sketching.” —The Times (London)
“[Recollections of a Golden Triangle] could be read as the French New Novelist’s tribute to the vibrant Latin American fiction that his own early works helped to inspire. . . . Brilliant and hypnotic . . . a finely wrought example of a master’s art.” —William W. Stowe, New York Times Book Review
“If Robbe-Grillet wants us to realize how tenuous the link is between past and present, reality and dream, and the tricks time plays on memory, he succeeds on all counts. . . . If you make the effort [to read Recollections of a Golden Triangle], you will have a richer and more rewarding experience that you would reading a conventional mystery story.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch