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  • Da Capo Lifelong Books
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Vernon Subutex Three

Virginie Despentes

6 Reviews

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Prose: non-fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation, Health & personal development

The final volume of Virginie Despentes' searing trilogy of urban life in a time of turmoil and uncertainty.

Although it means leaving behind the community of disciples who have followed him on his travels and assembled at his raves and gatherings, Vernon Subutex is compelled to return to Paris to visit the dentist.

Once back in the city, he learns that Charles, his old friend from his days on the Paris streets, has died and left him half of a lottery win. But when Vernon returns to his disciples with news of this windfall, it does not take long before his followers start to turn on each other, and his good fortune provokes ruptures in his once harmonious community.

Meanwhile, storm clouds are gathering for Aicha and Celeste: Laurent Dopalet is determined to make them pay for their attack on him, whatever it takes and whoever gets hurt.


And before long, the whole of Paris will be reeling in the wake of the terrorist atrocities of 2015 and 2016, and all the characters in this kaleidoscopic portrait of a city will be forced to a reckoning with each other.

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Praise for Vernon Subutex Three

  • Three addictive, intelligent volumes. Comedy, a way with words, and the collision of registers of language combine to make Vernon irresistible - Le Monde

  • Reflecting our chaotic times, Vernon Subutex 3 is a powerful, shocking, captivating work. Despentes completes her epic with a rare mastery. Where will she take us next? - Figaro

  • A zigzagging novel that likes to let the intrigue wander, all the better to tug it back by the hair a few portraits later - Liberation

  • A final volume even more explosive than the previous ones - Les Inrockuptibles

  • An analysis of a startling harshness, which does not lessen the relentless, furious humanity pulsing through every page, every sentence - Telerama

  • One of the most striking literary epics of the early 21st century - L Express

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Virginie Despentes

Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T. is a Registered Dietitian and the host of the new talk show series What Would Julieanna Do? on Veria Living Network. Julieanna is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to gluten-free Vegan Cooking, and the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine. Julieanna served as a Special Consultant for the documentary Forks Over Knives and contributed recipes to the New York Times bestselling Forks Over Knives books. As the Executive Director of EarthSave, International, Julieanna brings whole food, plant-based nutrition to the forefront of efforts to improve the current global health crisis. Julieanna has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, The Marie Osmond Show, Reluctantly Healthy, and E! News she co-stars on The Chef and The Dietitian and lectures extensively throughout the United States.www.PlantBasedDietitian.com

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