Friday, February 8, 2013

Apocalypse Bébé - Virginie Despentes

A female odd couple of PIs hunt down a runaway teenager in this well-wrought, passably original pageturner.

The narrative voices are multiple; the sidekick detective serves as a first person narrator, whose account is peppered with the life stories of various protagonists, using the 3rd person.
Slightly remindful of Jennifer Egan's 'A Visit from the Goon Squad'.

This type of literature is fairly recent; a rock'n'roll yet (though why should there be a contradiction?..) very skillful type of writing.

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