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Petit Mal

DBC Pierre

The debut collection of short fictions, philosophical vignettes, and aphoristic interludes from the Man Booker Prize winning author of Vernon God Little.

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ISBN
9780571298402
Date Published
05.11.2013
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Summary

“If rape or arson, poison or the knife
Has wove no pleasing patterns in the stuff
Of this drab canvas we accept as life –
It is because we are not bold enough!”
Charles Baudelaire

If you are familiar with the explosive End Times Trilogy (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out in Wonderland) by DBC Pierre, you will be well-acclimatised to the heady heights traversed in this collection. Drawing on memoir and a life lived in pursuit of sensation, but always ignited by the flame of fiction, Petit Mallegories take us further into the imagination of one of the most radically original prose stylists of the past decade.

Accompanied by dozens of illustrations and photographic ‘evidence’, the stories here inhabit worlds defined by appetite, excess and transcendence. Whether through food, drink, sex, drugs, or a fantastic cocktail of all four, the impulse in this book is towards epiphany. And the inevitable hangover that follows. But even that (or those) in the world of DBC Pierre can be nourishing.

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When not travelling far and wide DBC Pierre divides his time between England and a mountainside in Ireland. Vernon God Little, his debut novel, won the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award, and was followed by Ludmila’s Broken English and Lights Out in Wonderland. He is also the author of a collection of short fictions, Petit Mal,…

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