Description - Sulphuric Acid by Amelie Nothomb
Tired of traditional reality shows, the television audience wants blood, literally. One day, while out taking a walk in the Jardin des Plantes, Pannonique finds herself piled into a cattle-truck. Suddenly, it seems, anyone can be picked up and hauled off to the studio without a moment's notice.Sulphuric Acid tells the story of this reality TV death camp which has become the nation's obsession - an amoral spectacle played out through the media. Following the shifting fortunes of Pannonique and her nemesis it is a blackly funny and shocking satire about the modern predilection for celebrity and reality television.
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(197mm x 127mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Amelie Nothomb
Belgian by nationality, Amelie Nothomb was born in Kobe, Japan, and currently lives in Paris. Described in The New York Times as 'slyly outrageous' and by the Financial Times as 'a charming little monster' she is the bestselling author of fifteen novels, translated into thirty languages. Her UK debut, The Book of Proper Names was published to considerable acclaim in 2004. Her most recent novel is A Life of Hunger (published September 2007).