Baise-Moi by Virginie Despentes
(Rape Me)

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Baise-Moi is one of the most controversial French novels of recent years, a punk fantasy that takes female rage to its outer limits. Now the basis for a hit underground film which was banned in France, Baise-Moi is a searing story of two women on a rampage that is part Thelma and Louise, part Viking conquest. Manu and Nadine have had all they can take. Manu has been brutally raped, and determines it's not worth leaving anything precious lying vulnerable -- including her very self. She teams up with Nadine, a nihilist who watches pornography incessantly, and they enact their own version of les vols et les viols (rape and pillage) -- they lure men sexually, use them up, then rob and kill them. Drawing from the spiky cadences of the Sex Pistols and the murderous eroticism of Georges Bataille or Dennis Cooper, Baise-Moi is a shocking, accomplished, and truly unforgettable novel.

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Virginie Despentes, born in 1969, Is a French writer and filmmaker. She is best known for co-directing the 2002 Baise-moi, The controversial rape/revenge film depicting a graphic mix of violence and real sex and based on her novel of the same name. She has written eight books of fiction or memoir. STEPHANIE BENSON trained as a teacher of Food Science, Nutrition and Cookery at Madeley College of Education, part of Keele University. Stephanie works as a freelance nutritionist and adviser and in particular assisting people who have a variety of illnesses. She is a strong believer in the importance of good quality food. Stephanie, is currently Head of Department at Godalming College and has also been an examiner for the Oxford Board of Examinations setting Food Science and Nutrition Papers for A Level exams.
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 258 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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