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"Mygale" [MIG-uh-lee] n.: a genus of large tropical spiders. . . .Richard Lafargue, a well-known plastic surgeon, pursues and captures Vincent Moreau, who raped Lafargue s daughter and left her hopelessly mad in an asylum. Lafargue is determined to exact an atrocious vengeance, and an ambiguous, even sadomasochistic relationship develops between self-appointed executioner and victim."Great art in nightmarish darkness." Michel LebrunThierry Jonquet (b. 1954, Paris) is an exponent of the hardboiled style of French noir that is inflected by post May 1968 politics and social critique. His crime novels and children s books have garnered many literary prizes."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872864092
ISBN-10: 087286409X
Format: Paperback / softback
(188mm x 126mm x 8mm)
Imprint: City Lights Books
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States


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