Virginie despentes is a writer and filmmaker and former maid sex worker and freelance rock journalist her first novel baise moi the controversial rape revenge story was published in 1992 and adapted for film in 2000 upon release it became the first film to be banned in france for twenty eight years. Vernon subutex 2 vols by virginie despentes fiction author virginie despentes paris grasset 2015 396 382 pages as if she were a manic female counterpart to michel houellebecq virginie despentess novels overflow with violence second wave feminism and restlessness to the point of mania. Vernon subutex 2 by virginie despentes more vicious wit and stark insight this fast flowing sequel continues the search for hero vernon who is in full blown freefall. I picked up the first book in the vernon subutex series by virginie despentes translated from the french by frank wynne because i was drawn in by the synopsis that promised sharp social commentary of contemporary french society and references to 90s music. Virginie despentes vernon subutex one stands as a custom fit contemporary sequel to george orwells down and out in paris and london on the last page of his 1933 memoir orwell says my story ends here
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