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Vernon Subutex 2 by Virginie Despentes, Frank Wynne

Vernon Subutex Two

Virginie Despentes, Frank Wynne

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Imprint: MacLehose Press
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 10 Jul 2018
ISBN: 9780857055828

The hunt for Virginie Despentes' enigmatic hero continues in the second title in her bestselling trilogy.

  • The Sunday TimesBooks of the Year
4 stars out of 5
29 Jul 2018

Not a great deal happens, but plot isn’t really the point. Yet again Despentes works systematically through her large and varied cast of characters — a well-adjusted porn star, a sensible young Muslim, a lesbian private detective, a tattoo artist, a failed screenwriter — to sound off about contemporary life, from the status of women and the collapse of the music industry to the ridiculous complexities of buying a mobile phone... I’ll still be back for the final instalment because her take on modern life is sharp and I’m keen to see how Vernon turns out.