By Virginie Despentes
"Virginie Despentes's Apocalypse child saved me up a number of nights in a row—in half simply because it's an amazing page-turner, and partly simply because i used to be worried to determine how Despentes could maintain her narrative journey. Apocalypse child is greater than a compelling punk, queerish spin at the noir style. it's a choral functionality that tumbles its readers into the center of violent spectacle, with all its attendant grief, unease, and unclarity."—Maggie Nelson, writer of The artwork of Cruelty and professor on the California Institute of the Arts
"Virginie Despentes's social feedback is blistering, yet her prose is laid-back. Apocalypse child is an addictive feminist mystery that reads like shameless gossip out of your smartest friend."—Johanna Fateman
Apocalypse child is a great, fast paced secret a few lacking adolescent lady touring via Paris and Barcelona. She is tailed via mismatched deepest investigators: the Hyena, half ruthless interrogator, half oversexed rock celebrity, and Lucie, her undeniable and passive—almost to the purpose of invisible—sidekick. As their determined seek unfolds, they interrogate a suspicious forged of characters, and the darkish center of latest adolescence tradition is exposed.
Cult writer and filmmaker Virginie Despentes has written many award-winning books, together with King Kong idea, and Apocalypse child, which received the 2010 Prix Renaudot whilst it was once first released in France. She is the co-director of the monitor diversifications of her arguable novels Baise-Moi and Bye Bye Blondie.
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The scruffy, uneducated, journalistic writers who’d become the best-sellers for their generation. He was ashamed, in retrospect, that he hadn’t anticipated what publishing would turn into: an industry as stupid as any other. A resentful and antiquated streetwalker. Mincing about in tattered robes. Dependent on television and trendy magazines. Enemies whose nuisance value he hadn’t spotted. Neither left nor right wing. Neither classic nor modern. TV personalities. Celebrities of the day. Pitching a line, always on the lookout for fresh flesh, greedy for readership figures.
Thanks for being so understanding. . . . . . Oh — 36 — yes, I assure you. ” She stands up, takes her empty glass to the counter, and signs to Cro-Mag to get her another Coke. An amused smile playing around her lips, she winks at me from a distance. The old bat must be putting up sturdy opposition, but the Hyena looks as blissful as if she’s pulling on a really good joint. After a further ten minutes’ argument, she ends the call and comes back to me looking highly pleased. “A good sort in the end, our Jacqueline.
Well, too bad, after all he isn’t there to look like a film star, he’ll concentrate on being brilliant in the interview. Just before leaving, the imbecile points to one of his bags. “You got Wi-Fi? ” François can’t suppress an irritable sigh. ” François indicates the Mies van der Rohe chair in the vestibule—“Okay, you can sit here if you like”—and shakes hands, thanking him, in a manner that says don’t bother telling me when you’ve finished. He goes back to join the journalist in his study. She is calm, leaning forward slightly on her chair, with a carefully judged décolletage, just enough to be exciting, but too demure for one not to want to see more.
Apocalypse Baby by Virginie Despentes