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Author Despentes, Virginie, 1969- author.

Title Vernon Subutex. One / Virginie Despentes ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne.

Published London : MacLehose Press, Quercus, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  843.92 DESPENT    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Vernon Subutex. 1. English.
Edition Paperback edition.
Physical description 351 pages ; 20 cm
Notes First published in the French language as Vernon Subutex 1 by Editions Grasset & Fasquelle, Paris, in 2015.
Summary Vernon Subutex was once the proprietor of Revolver, an infamous music shop in Bastille. His legend spread throughout Paris. But by the 2000s his shop is struggling. With his savings gone, his unemployment benefit cut, and the friend who had been covering his rent suddenly dead, Vernon Subutex finds himself down and out on the Paris streets. He has one final card up his sleeve. Even as he holds out his hand to beg for the first time, a throwaway comment he once made on Facebook is taking the internet by storm. Vernon does not realise this, but the word is out: Vernon Subutex has in his possession the last filmed recordings of Alex Bleach, the famous musician and Vernon's benefactor, who has only just died of a drug overdose. A crowd of people from record producers to online trolls and porn stars are now on Vernon's trail.
Notes The Man Booker International Prize, 2018.
Other author Wynne, Frank, translator.
Subject Subculture -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Music stores -- Fiction.
Nineteen nineties -- Fiction.
Punk culture -- Fiction.
Business failures -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
Fiction in translation.
Fiction in Translation.
Variant Title Vernon Subutex. I.
ISBN 9780857055422 (paperback)
0857055429 (paperback)
9780857055408 (ebook)
0857055402 (ebook)