Description - The Little Girl and the Cigarette by Benoit Duteurtre
A death-row inmate becomes a darling of the media (and the tobacco conglomerates) when he demands his right to a final cigarette in a smoke-free prison. Meanwhile, a little girl accuses a petty bureaucrat of sexual perversion when she catches him sneaking a cigarette. In this world where children rule tyrannically, a cigarette could lead him to the electric chair ...Young French author, Benoit Duteurtre, creates a world disconcertingly close to our own, yet wildly askew in this daring and antic comedy.
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(200mm x 130mm x mm)
Publisher: Saqi Books
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Author Biography - Benoit Duteurtre
Benoit Duteurtre is the author of ten novels and winner of the 2001 Prix Medicis. He is also the host of his own TV talk show 'Astonish Me, Benoit.' His work has been translated into thirteen languages. This is his first book to be translated into English.