Choke (Paperback)Chuck Palahniuk (author)
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Victor Mancini has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mother's hospital care: pretend to be choking on a piece of food in a restaurant and the person who 'saves you' will feel responsible for you for the rest of their lives. Multiply that a couple of hundred times and you generate a healthy flow of cheques, week in, week out.
Victor also works at a theme park with a motley group of losers, cruises sex addiction groups for action, and visits his mother, whose Alzheimer's disease now hides what may be the startling truth about his parentage.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
A wonderful writer with a raw take on modern woes * The Face *
Mining a dark vein opened by Bret Easton Ellis and George Saunders, Palahniuk specialises in producing nightmarish visions of American society that manage to be both repugnant and hilarious - the reckless brilliance of his imagination keeps you turning the pages * Literary Review *
A raw and vital book, punctuated with outrageous, off-the-wall moments * New York Times *
The pungent imagery, the witty twists, the chunky rhythms are great * Financial Times *
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