Choke

Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

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Victor Mancini has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mother's hospital care: pretend to be choking on a piece of food in a restaurant and the person who 'saves you' will feel responsible for you for the rest of their lives. Multiply that a couple of hundred times and you generate a healthy flow of cheques, week in, week out. Victor also works at a theme park with a motley group of losers, cruises sex addiction groups for action, and visits his mother, whose Alzheimer's disease now hides what may be the startling truth about his parentage.

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'Choke is Fight Club for sex addicts' Independent on Sunday

"Sheer, anarchic fierceness of imagination. . . . Raw and vital."--"The New York Times""Puts a bleakly humorous spin on self-help, addiction recovery, and childhood trauma. . . . Funny mantra-like prose plows toward the mayhem it portends from the get-go."--"The Village Voice""Palahniuk has a vision that's distinctive. Like it or loathe it, Choke cannot be dismissed. Nor can its creator."--"Houston Chronicle""Few contemporary writers mix the outrageous and the hilarious with greater zest. . . . Chuck Palahniuk's splenetic, anarchic glee makes him a worthy heir to Ken Kesey."--"Newsday"

Chuck Palahniuk is a graduate from the University of Oregon. He lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He is also the author of Survivor, Invisible Monsters, Fight Club, Lullaby and Rant.

General Fields

  • : 9780099535256
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : November 2008
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1008
  • : Paperback
  • : 304