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Les Jolies Choses by Virginie Despentes
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.34" Width: 4.08" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Publisher Editions J'Ai Lu
ISBN 229030185X ISBN13 9782290301852
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More About Virginie Despentes
Virginie Despentes was born in Paris in 1969, and now lives in Barcelona. Her previous books include Les Jolie Choses, Teen Spirit, Bye Bye Blondie and King Kong Theory. She co-directed a screen adaptation of her controversial novel, Baise-Moi in 2002.
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Effective use of twins Feb 6, 2004
Two sisters, both opposites in terms of personality but almost identical twins, find themselves in Paris. One, promiscous, untalented, and ultimately pathetic, committs suicide. The other takes her identity to forge a singing career, discovering things about the dead girl she didn't really know (e.g.her participation in a porno film). Finally, having achieved success, she rejects it for a life with the her sister's boyfriend. This book holds the interest, using popular language and anglicisms that have entered French despite the efforts of France's Academies. Despentes, reportedly an ex sex worker, knows the milieu, the popular culture, about which she writes. The characters interest: none are very sympathetic,but all seem real.