An audacious and compelling social satire from Virginie Despentes, which casts a penetrating light on the dark underbelly of modern urban life.
When the friend who had been covering his rent selfishly dies, Vernon, a struggling record shop owner, finds himself out on the Paris streets. But as he begs from strangers, a throwaway comment on Facebook is taking the internet by storm. The word is out: Vernon Subutex possesses the last filmed recordings of music star Alex Bleach, who recently died of a drug overdose. Suddenly a horde of dubious characters, from record producers to porn stars, are all on Vernon’s trail.
About the AuthorWriter and filmmaker Virginie Despentes was born in Nancy, France, in June 1969.
About the TranslatorFrank Wynne is an award-winning Irish writer and translator from French and Spanish.