“Knowing and playful, fresh and funny, The Jacques Lacan Foundation is both an affectionate satire and a wily celebration of bibliophilia, intellectual glamour, and the institutionalised life of the mind.” Rob Doyle
“The Jacques Lacan Foundation is perfectly mordant... I love how this gorgeous, raucous novel delights in ruffling anyone’s – including its own – desire to be ‘an authentic something’.” Daisy Lafarge
It's fall (or autumn) 2018 and British grifter Nicki Smith has just secured a "low-paid glamour job" at the University of Texas' Jacques Lacan Foundation. In between sleeping with the air-conditioning repair guy (or man) and watching Kate Moss make-up commercials (or advertisements) Nicki completes the first ever American-English translation of Lacan's newly discovered and highly controversial notebook - without knowing any French. An Anglo-American comedy of manners about identity and class, The Jacques Lacan Foundation reveals - and revels in - the numerous pretensions that surround academia and authorship, and the institutions that foster them.