A Man Who Knows
- List Price: $17.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
- Publish date: 06/01/1999
- ISBN: 9780810160576
- ISBN10: 0810160579
Kept Afloat by odd handouts from family and connections, Lesca also milks his remaining acquaintances. When he starts visiting a divorcee who runs a dim little bookshop and encourages her to extort more money from her ex-husband, he begins to sow the seeds of dissatisfaction and distrust that will infect his world. But Lesca is a survivor; he will always survive in the modern city.
A Man Who Knows was written in 1942 but not published in France until 1985. It is the last of Bove's major novels and the most mature example of his characteristic method.