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Vernon Subutex One: English edition Paperback – 29 Jun 2017

3.9 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: MacLehose Press (29 Jun. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857055410
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857055415
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 3 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 452,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Part social epic, part punk rock thriller, Vernon Subutex is a remarkable portrait of contemporary society... written with a fury that hits right to the bone (Christine Ferniot Télérama)

Bold and sophisticated, this thrilling, magnificently audacious picaresque is about France and is also about all of us; how loudly we shout, how badly we hurt. It is the story of now. (Eileen Battersby Irish Times)

Vernon Subutex is a great novel because, quite simply, it disturbs you. Despentes is an extraordinary writer (François Busnel Express)

Sex, drugs and 90s punk rock: Vernon Subutex is the Comédie Humaine for our time, produced by the furious talent of Virginie Despentes (Laurence Houot Culturebox)

A masterful blending of characters, voices and plots with an undeniable sense of changing rhythms. This is not just a novel, it's an electrocardiogram (Etienne de Montety Figaro)

A mind-blowing portrait of contemporary French society (Nelly Kaprièlian Les Inrocks)

A vast mural of the world today. We all knew Despentes could write, but we were not expecting this (Frédéric Beigbeder Figaro magazine)

An energetic, diverting romp . . . Brimming with sex, violence and deviant behaviour . . . [and] a multitude of sharply delineated characters . . . Often surprises us with its psychological acuity. (David Mills Sunday Times.)

An enthralling read. The story of one man, one city, it speaks of our entire world. A compelling, vital read, beautifully and vibrantly translated. (Nell Leyshon)

Disturbing and compelling . . . I loved and hated Vernon but I couldn't leave him alone . . . Relentlessly brilliant. Reading it was like being on a runaway train - you know it will probably end in disaster but you might as well enjoy the thrill of the ride - it's unputdownable. (Victoria Hislop)

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The cult French social satire that has taken Europe by storm, and cast a penetrating light on the dark underbelly of modern urban life.

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