Baise-Moi (Rape Me)
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Baise-Moi (Rape Me) by Virginie Despentes
Book DescriptionBaise-Moi is one of the most controversial French novels of recent years, a punk fantasy that takes female rage to its outer limits. Now the basis for a hit underground film which was banned in France, Baise-Moi is a searing story of two women on a rampage that is part Thelma and Louise, part Viking conquest. Manu and Nadine have had all they can take. Manu has been brutally raped, and determines it's not worth leaving anything precious lying vulnerable -- including her very self. She teams up with Nadine, a nihilist who watches pornography incessantly, and they enact their own version of les vols et les viols (rape and pillage) -- they lure men sexually, use them up, then rob and kill them. Drawing from the spiky cadences of the Sex Pistols and the murderous eroticism of Georges Bataille or Dennis Cooper, Baise-Moi is a shocking, accomplished, and truly unforgettable novel. This book is now the basis for the film Entertainment Weekly called "graphic ... hardcore ... the most ungussied expression of female sexual rage ever thrown up on screen."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802138705
Paperback / softback
(209mm x 142mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish Date: 18-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Virginie Despentes
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Psychiatric institutions and class difference doom two young lovers from the start in this dark romantic comedy.
Apocalypse Baby, Paperback / softback (March 2015)
This on-the-road mystery follows the search for a missing girl, providing a scathing commentary on contemporary life.
King Kong Theory, Paperback / softback (April 2010)» View all books by Virginie Despentes
A manifesto for girls and women who can't or won't obey the rules.
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