A gorgeous literary hate letter to Manchester

The misery of Michel Butor’s Mancunian anti-detective fiction

Dear Millers — today’s piece takes us inside a “strange and mesmerising novel”, written by a French author who lived in Whalley Range and Ladybarn during the 1950s. In a wonderful piece, The Mill’s culture critic Sophie Atkinson got hold of a new edition of the book — and went to visit the places where Michel Butor lived, to try to understand his eviden…

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