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Virginie Despentes

Virginie Despentes
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Virginie Despentes is a writer and filmmaker. She worked in an independent record store in the early ’90s, was a sex worker, and published her first novel, Baise Moi, when she was twenty-three. She adapted the novel for the screen in 2000, codirecting with the porn star Coralie Trinh Thi. Upon release, it became the first film to be banned in France in twenty-eight years. Despentes is the author of more than fifteen other works, including Apocalypse Baby, Bye Bye Blondie, Pretty Things, and the essay collection King Kong Theory.

King Kong Theory

Virginie Despentes; Translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Vernon Subutex 3

Vernon Subutex 3

Vernon Subutex

Virginie Despentes; Translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
FSG Originals

Paris may burn, the world may crumble, but Vernon Subutex shall reign supreme! — The final installation of writer/filmmaker Virginie Despentes’s Man...

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Vernon Subutex 2

Vernon Subutex

Virginie Despentes; Translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Part social epic, part punk-rock thriller, writer/filmmaker Virginie Despentes’s Vernon Subutex trilogy continues the Man Booker International Prize shortlisted sprawling tale...

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Vernon Subutex 1

Vernon Subutex

Virginie Despentes; Translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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"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...

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