Hygiene and the Assassin by Amelie Nothomb

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About Amelie Nothomb

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Belgian by nationality, Amelie Nothomb was born in Kobe, Japan, and currently lives in Paris. She is the author of eight novels, translated into fourteen languages. Fear and Trembling won the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise and the Prix Internet du Livre.
 
Published October 26, 2010 by Europa. 167 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And she’s fearless, forcing Tach to apologize for an especially egregious insult and eventually spill the beans about that fateful summer day in 1925 when his beloved cousin died.

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Unlike the others, Nina has not only read Tach's work but also investigated his life, discovering appalling secrets the author had thought were buried forever.

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They all expect some sort of brilliant, if difficult recluse, but they discover that Prétextat is a repulsive, grossly obese misogynist with a self-proclaimed “PhD in masturbation.” The interviews between the journalists and Prétextat dissolve into spitefully witty verbal duels with the author en...

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