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Vernon Subutex Two (Paperback)

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Rock star Alexandre Bleach might be dead, but he has a secret.

It's a secret that concerns several people, but the only person who can unlock it is Vernon Subutex, former record shop proprietor turned homeless messiah and guru, last seen hallucinating and feverish on a bench in the parc des Buttes Chaumont.

Aicha wants to know the truth behind the death of her mother, Vodka Satana. And if she finds the bastards responsible, she wants to make them pay, whatever Celeste thinks of her plan.

Celeste wants Aicha to get a grip and stop hanging around with Subutex's gang of disciples.

The Hyena wants to find the Bleach tapes. She wants to untangle her complicated feelings about Anais, her boss' assistant. And speaking of her boss, she does not want Laurent Dopalet to discover how badly she has double-crossed him.

Laurent Dopalet wants the Hyena to find and destroy the Bleach tapes. He wants to forget he ever knew Vodka Satana. He wants people to stop graffitiing his apartment with ludicrous allegations. Above all, he wants people to understand: NONE OF THIS IS HIS FAULT.

THE SEQUEL TO VERNON SUBUTEX 1, SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018.

Translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9780857055828
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 209 x 140 x 50 mm


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Vernon Subutex Two presents Paris in all its glory and its grime. Sharply translated by Frank Wynne, this is the best multi-volume fiction series since Elena Ferrante -- Fiammetta Rocco * 1843 *
Virginie Despentes continues her picaresque tour de force with the same driving energy sustained by vicious wit, exasperation, stark insight and compelling empathy . . . In her seething Paris of messed-up losers and relentless operators, Despentes exposes a universal society gone mad on greed, fear and ruthlessness -- Eileen Battersby * Irish Times *

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“Excellent continuation from Part 1...”

And so with Book 2 we pick up where we left Vernon at the end of the first book – homeless, and somehow in possession of video footage everyone wants hold of….

If you liked (loved?) Part 1 then you will further... More

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“Vernon Subutex Two”

Vernon Subutex is living in the streets of Paris now; he found a quite comfortable place in the parc des Buttes Chaumont and doesn’t really care about his old acquaintances. But they show up one after the other since... More

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