Francis Bacon's Armchair
A NovelBook - 2016
Sauvage is a translator overwhelmed by his current project, The Dictionary of Rare and Incurable Diseases, and by the inherent difficulties of his profession. The narrator begins paying regular visits to his mysterious neighbor, and the two isolated men develop a bizarre relationship dominated by fear, jealousy, and mutual fascination.
A hypnotic and philosophically dense novel, Francis Bacon's Armchair deftly weaves between explorations of loneliness, language, and obsession.