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  • Vernon Subutex 2

    A Novel

    Translated by Frank Wynne ...
    series Vernon Subutex #2
    Part social epic, part punk-rock thriller, writer/filmmaker Virginie Despentes’s Vernon Subutex trilogy continues the Man Booker International Prize shortlisted sprawling tale of an ex-record shop clerk’s celebrity fortunes and misfortunes.Rock star Alex Bleach might be dead, but he has a secret. It’s a secret that concerns several people, but the only person who can unlock it is Vernon Subutex, ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Vernon Subutex 1

    A Novel

    Translated by Frank Wynne ...
    series Vernon Subutex #1
    "Virginie Despentes's Vernon Subutex trilogy is the zeitgeistiest thing I ever read. Everything about it is contemporary, right down to the fearless woman author who doesn't think of herself as a feminist and gives an impression at least in interviews of habitually killing rapists . . . [It] has dupes and assholes and racists and the people they hate and a stunning diversity of internal monologues ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Vernon Subutex 3

    A Novel

    Translated by Frank Wynne ...
    series Vernon Subutex #3
    One of Vulture's most anticipated books of 2021Paris may burn, the world may crumble, but Vernon Subutex shall reign supreme! —The final installment of writer/filmmaker Virginie Despentes’s Man Booker International Prize shortlisted punk-rock trilogy.As storm clouds gather, portending a final reckoning, ersatz rave-cult leader Vernon Subutex decides to return to Paris. Even if it means leaving ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    Vernon Subutex 1

    A Novel

    Narrated by Christopher Harper ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 38 min

    **A “rock and roll Zola”: short-listed for the International Man Booker Prize, a European bestseller, and the basis of a big-budget TV seriesFrom the provocative writer and filmmaker Virginie Despentes comes volume one of her acclaimed trilogy of novels, Vernon Subutex—short-listed for the Man Booker International Prize. But who is Vernon Subutex?Vernon Subutex was once the proprietor of Revolver, ... Read more

    $19.49 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

  • Apocalypse Baby

    Valentine, the troubled daughter of a well-off but dysfunctional Parisian family, vanishes on her way to school. Inexperienced private detective Lucie Toledo is hired to find the missing teenager, and enlists the help of a formidable agent with a past, known to her friends as the Hyena. Their quest, from Paris to Barcelona and back, uncovers a rich cast of characters whose paths have crossed ... Read more

    $10.89 USD

  • Baise-Moi (Rape Me)

    Translated by Bruce Benderson ...
    “A sticky, smashed, sweaty, laughing too loud, broken teeth, drunker than drunk adventure” from the filmmaker and author of the Vernon Subutex novels (Bust Magazine).Baise-Moi is one of the most controversial French novels of recent years, a punk fantasy that takes female rage to its outer limits. The basis for a hit underground film which was banned in France, Baise-Moi is a searing story of two ... Read more

    $9.89 USD

  • An Apartment on Uranus

    Chronicles of the Crossing

    series Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents
    A “dissident of the gender-sex binary system” reflects on gender transitioning and political and cultural transitions in technoscientific capitalism.Uranus, the frozen giant, is the coldest planet in the solar system as well as a deity in Greek mythology. It is also the inspiration for uranism, a concept coined by the writer Karl Heinrich Ulrich in 1864 to define the “third sex” and the rights of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • King Kong Theory

    Translated by Frank Wynne ...
    Out of print in the U.S. for far too long, writer and filmmaker Virginie Despentes’s autobiographical feminist manifesto is back—in an improved English translation—“blistering with anger, and so precisely phrased that it feels an injustice to summarize it” (Nadja Spiegelman, New York Review of Books).I write from the realms of the ugly, for the ugly, the old, the bull dykes, the frigid, the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Apocalypse Baby

    The filmmaker and author of the Vernon Subutex trilogy delivers “a terrific page-turner . . . a compelling punk, queerish spin on the noir genre” (Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts).Apocalypse Baby is a smart, fast-paced mystery about a missing adolescent girl traveling through Paris and Barcelona. She is tailed by two mismatched private investigators: the Hyena, part ruthless interrogator, ... Read more

    $9.59 USD

  • Pretty Things

    A pulpy tale of mismatched twins struggling to embody the perfect woman: "Effortlessly cool and slyly spiky, Despentes probes the dynamics of fame, beauty, and female competition, putting her finger on the pulse of what it’s like to wear the daily drag of femininity—and then pressing down, slowly and calmly, right where it hurts" (Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine) ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Bye Bye Blondie

    In a wrecked modern version of a romance novel, acclaimed French writer Virginie Despentes pokes at the simultaneous ecstasy and banality of love in an age of psychiatry and punk.Gloria lives in seething rage, lashing out at everyone—particularly, a string of bewildered boyfriends—at the local bar. But when her latest explosion leaves her out on the street, she unexpectedly runs into famed ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Bilingual By Choice

    Raising Kids in Two (or more!) Languages

    Includes 100 creative activities and strategies for the home and community!More and more people-hundreds of millions around the world-are living in bilingual homes. In the U.S. alone, more than 54 million people over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home. Yet once children enter school, the pull toward one language becomes stronger and maintaining the bilingual advantage ... Read more

    $12.99 USD