Vernon Subutex 1

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio
Product Number: Z100147663
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781250243294
Narrator/s: Christopher Harper
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Description

From provocative writer and filmmaker Virginie Despentes comes volume one of the acclaimed trilogy-shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize-introducing Vernon Subutex: the man, the myth, the punk-lit sensation... Vernon Subutex was once the proprietor of Revolver, an infamous music shop in Paris, where his name was legend. By the 2000s, however, with the arrival of the internet and the decline in CD and vinyl sales, his shop is struggling, like so many others. When it closes, Vernon finds himself with nowhere to go and nothing to do. Before long, his savings are gone, his unemployment runs out, and when the mysterious rock star who was covering his rent suddenly drops dead of a drug overdose, Subutex finds himself launched on an epic saga of couch-surfing, boozing, and coke-snorting before finally winding up homeless. Just as he resigns himself to life as a panhandler, a throwaway comment he once made on Facebook takes the internet by storm. The word is out: Subutex is lugging around a bunch of home video tapes of that selfsame dead rock musician...?is last recordings on this earth. Soon a crowd of wild characters, from screen writers to social media groupies, from porn stars to failed musicians to private detectives and random misfits, are hot on Vernon's trail...?ut Vernon is none the wiser.

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Author(s): Virginie Despentes
Original Publish Date: Nov 05, 2019

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