Date: 30 Jul 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
"Apocalypse Baby" by Virginie Despentes
Valentine, the troubled daughter of a well-off but dysfunctional Parisian family, vanishes on her way to school. Inexperienced private
detective Lucie Toledo is hired to find the missing teenager, and enlists the help of a formidable agent with a past, known to her friends
as the Hyena. Their quest, from Paris to Barcelona and back, uncovers a rich cast of characters whose paths have crossed Valentine's,
leading to an alarming climax. Part political thriller, part road-movie, part romance, the latest novel by subversive writer and film-maker
Virginie Despentes won the Prix Renaudot 2010 for the pitiless gaze it directs at society in the age of the internet. --goodreads.com
Virginie Despentes is a French writer, novelist and filmmaker, born in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle. Her most famous novel, and film of the same name is Baise-moi, a contemporary example of the exploitation films genre known as rape and revenge films. Her most recent biographical, non-fiction work, King Kong Theory has also been translated into English, and recounts her experiences working within the French sex industry, and attendant infamy and praise associated with the aforementioned Baise-Moi. --goodreads.com
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