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Dear Dickhead (Hardback)
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Dear Dickhead (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
£18.99
Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 12/09/2024
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Dear Dickhead,
I read the piece you posted on Insta. You're like a pigeon shitting on my shoulder as you flap past. It's shitty and unpleasant. Congratulations: you've had your fifteen minutes of fame! You want proof? Here I am writing to you.

Rebecca Latté is a famous actress in her fifties, perhaps past the peak of her career.

Oscar Jayack is a middle-aged, moderately successful author who, in the wake of the #MeToo movement, has been accused of sexual harassment by his former publicist-turned-feminist blogger Zoé Katana.

When Oscar insults Rebecca's appearance on Instagram, she sends a scorching reply and the pair fall into a spiral of mutual antipathy. In back-and-forth emails, they vie for the last word, finding common ground in their experiences of addiction, assessing the changing world around them as Covid locks down Paris, and reluctantly beginning to lean on one another.

A novel of rage, irreverence and vulnerability, exploring ageing, gender, privilege, addiction and consent, Dear Dickhead is an excoriating encapsulation of our times and of the broken human beings trying to make sense of it.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529430806
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 222 x 138 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Full of energy and blistering rationality, but generosity, too. This might be Despentes' wittiest and wisest novel yet. - Lisa McInerney

A must-read...While waiting for society to evolve, Virginie Despentes stays the same - Vogue

Brilliant - funny, wise and completely addictive - a work of angry, outrageous and hilarious genius. - Victoria Hislop

Virginie Despentes writes with a harpoon...A queer Castor. A grunge Jane Austen. A punk Pythia. A bacchante rebelling against the patriarchal order - Causeur

This is the paradox and, perhaps, the power of Virginie Despentes: to be seen as both a radical and mainstream, divisive and agreeable, raging and benevolent - L'Obs

She can capture all that makes up an era in a way nobody else can - Les Inrockuptibles

She is a flower in the asphalt and the queen of her time - En attendant Nadeau

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