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Description - Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

From the author of the international sensation FIGHT CLUB comes a powerful and hilarious novel about love and strife between mothers and sons, the addictive power of sex, the terrors of ageing, the ugly truth about historical theme parks, and much else. ..

FIGHT CLUB, Chuck Palahniuk's controversial and blazingly original debut novel, introduced a fresh and even renegade talent to American fiction, one who has retooled the classic black humour of Terry Southern and Vonnegut for the lunacy of the millennial age. In his new novel, CHOKE, he gives readers a vision of life and love and sex and mortality that is both chillingly brilliant and teeth-rattlingly funny.Victor Mancini, a dropout from medical school, has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mother's hospital care- pretend to be choking and the person who 'saves' you will feel responsible for the rest of their life. Multiply that a couple of hundred times and you generate a healthy flow of cheques, week in, week out. Between fake choking gigs, Victor works at Colonial Dunsboro with a motley group of losers and stoners trapped in 1734, cruises sex addiction groups for action and visits his mother, whose anarchic streak made his childhood a mad whirl and whose Alzheimer's disease now hides what may be the startling truth about his, possibly divine, parentage. An antihero for our deranging times, Victor's whole existence is a struggle to wrest an identity from overwhelming forces. His creator, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099422686
ISBN-10: 0099422689
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk is a graduate from the University of Oregon. He lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He is also the author of Survivor, Invisible Monsters, Fight Club and Lullaby.

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