Protagonista di questo romanzo è una giovane donna, impiegata in una profumeria. È una creatura che obbedisce soltanto al suo istinto e che con la massima naturalezza esegue gli scabrosi «servizi» che quotidianamente le vengono richiesti dai suoi clienti. Con questa stessa naturalezza accetta la straordinaria metamorfosi che lentamente ma inesorabilmente modifica il suo corpo: inizia a crescerle una mammella di troppo, la pelle si copre di peli ispidi e duri, le spunta una piccola coda a cavaturaccioli... si trasforma in una scrofa, in una troia. Provocatorio e seducente, Troismi è stato un clamoroso caso letterario in Francia e un best seller in tutta Europa: una storia feroce e scanzonata, sensuale e commovente, ironica ma anche tenera.
- ISBN: 888246184X
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 135
I've come across many a happy couple in literature before but never anything quite like this: two lovers being a sow and a wolf. From their various Parisian apartments (or lairs when transformation occurs) whilst trying to avoid the authorities they regularly order take-out pizzas as a way to surviv Leggi tutto
You have this friend, she’s been out of work for months. Then she gets this gig at a perfume counter, which also involves being a prostitute. She is routinely abused by her “clients” who use her for increasingly perverse sexual practices. She is also, at that time, transforming into a sow. You keep Leggi tutto
"No one talked in there, they all screamed, sang, drooled, ate on all fours and that kind of thing. We had fun." This stunning book caught me completely by surprise, it is brilliant, and it's right up my alley. It's full of viciousness and humor, remarkable understatement in the midst of insane circu Leggi tutto
Few books have touched me as this one has! At the time of reading it, ten or so years ago, I actually got really scared and had a hard time sleeping for a couple of days. It's so bizarre but in a sense so realistic and true too human behaviour that it far exceeded the horror of most I'd seen/read up Leggi tutto
I never thought I would be the kind of person who would become a vegetarian, but some of the books I read lately made me reconsider eating meat and I'm afraid this book was the last drop. Pig Tales is about a young, naive, ambitious sex worker who slowly turns into a pig. It is set in some dystopian Leggi tutto
Scathing deadpan pitch-black satire, first on the more personal horrors of being a women within modern society, then a broader survey of society and politics, building into a truly cataclysmic fervor. In sheer startlingly hilarious vitriol, delivered in a mad rush of increasing insanity (with lack o Leggi tutto
Girl meets boy. Girl starts gaining weight. Girl gets work in the oldest profession in the world, is upbeat about it. Girl grows extra breast... or two or three or four... And a curly tail. Darrieussecq can't be accused of holding back in her first novel. She covers a lot of ground: from the dark side Leggi tutto
I just realized I'd never added this to my "read" list. I guess that's because I could never figure out what I think about it. It is a sort of dark magical realism that I should like, but somehow didn't like much.
I don't like when women go overboard with their physical analysis adding feminism and irony. In this story a seductive woman became a pig and her lover became a wolf. And it was boring. Yes, I understand. Women are still seen as meat, men are still predators. I can handle that and I didn’t surround Leggi tutto
an odd one. it saddened me that it became more obviously, extravagantly futuristic in its setting as it progressed, but this is less a fault of the author's than my own sense that a woman turning into a pig is an entirely possible event in a Parisian parfumarie. but i realize that not everyone has s Leggi tutto
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