Item description for African Psycho by Alain Mabanckou & Christine Schwartz Hartley...
Its title recalls Bret Easton Ellis's infamous book, but while Ellis's narrator was a blank slate, African Psycho's protagonist is a quivering mass of lies, neuroses, and relentless internal chatter. Gregoire Nakobomayo, a petty criminal, has decided to kill his girlfriend Germaine. He's planned the crime for some time, but still, the act of murder requires a bit of psychological and logistical preparation. Luckily, he has a mentor to call on, the far more accomplished serial killer Angoualima. The fact that Angoualima is dead doesn't prevent Gregoire from holding lengthy conversations with him. Little by little, Gregoire interweaves Angoualima's life and criminal exploits with his own. Continuing with the plan despite a string of botched attempts, Gregoire's final shot at offing Germaine leads to an abrupt unraveling. Lauded in France for its fresh and witty style, African Psycho's inventive use of language surprises and relieves the reader by injecting humor into this disturbing subject.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 4" Height: 7" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2007
Publisher Soft Skull Press, Transition Books
ISBN 1933368500 ISBN13 9781933368504
Availability 0 units.
More About Alain Mabanckou & Christine Schwartz Hartley
Alain Mabanckou was born in 1966 and has an academic affiliation as follows - c/o Presence Africaine.