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Baise-Moi

(2003)
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Baise-Moi is one of the most controversial French novels of recent years, a punk fantasy that takes female rage to its outer limits. Now the basis for a hit underground film which was banned in France, Baise-Moi is a searing story of two women on a rampage that is part Thelma and Louise, part Viking conquest. Manu and Nadine have had all they can take. Manu has been brutally raped, and determines it's not worth leaving anything precious lying vulnerable -- including her very self. She teams up with Nadine, a nihilist who watches pornography incessantly, and they enact their own version of les vols et les viols (rape and pillage) -- they lure men sexually, use them up, then rob and kill them. Drawing from the spiky cadences of the Sex Pistols and the murderous eroticism of Georges Bataille or Dennis Cooper, Baise-Moi is a shocking, accomplished, and truly unforgettable novel.

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February 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Baise-Moi (Rape Me)
Author(s): Virginie Despentes
ISBN: 0-8021-3870-5 / 978-0-8021-3870-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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2003 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Baise-Moi
Author(s): Virginie Despentes
ISBN: 1-86395-307-8 / 978-1-86395-307-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Baise-Moi (Rape Me)
Author(s): Virginie Despentes
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA