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Victor Mancini's a medical school dropout with a problem. He needs to pay for elder care for his mother, who's got Alzheimer's. So he comes up with the perfect scam: pretending to choke in upscale restaurants and getting saved by fellow diners who, feeling responsible for Victor's life, offer him financial support.Meanwhile, he cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops and spends his days working at Colonial Dunsboro, where his stoner colleagues are sentenced to the stocks for any deviation from the colonial lifestyle. Oh, yeah, and he's desperate to find the truth of his paternity, which his addled mother suggests may be divine.

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Victor Mancini has devised a scam to pay for his mother's medical care: pretend to be choking on a piece of food in a restaurant and the person who "saves" you will feel responsible for the rest of their lives. Multiply that by a couple of hundred times and you generate a healthy income.

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B format paperback edition of Palahniuk's debut novel - a novel of the relationships between mothers and sons - the addictive power of sex, the terrors of ageing, the ugly truth behind historical theme parks - and a great deal more... "Maybe our generation has found its Don DeLillo" Brett Easton Ellis. "...an extremely funny account of an outsider stuck inside America" "Independent On Sunday".

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780099422686
Author:
PALAHNIUK, CHUCK
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
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Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20020801
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.

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Product details 304 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780099422686 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Victor Mancini has devised a scam to pay for his mother's medical care: pretend to be choking on a piece of food in a restaurant and the person who "saves" you will feel responsible for the rest of their lives. Multiply that by a couple of hundred times and you generate a healthy income.
"Synopsis" by , B format paperback edition of Palahniuk's debut novel - a novel of the relationships between mothers and sons - the addictive power of sex, the terrors of ageing, the ugly truth behind historical theme parks - and a great deal more... "Maybe our generation has found its Don DeLillo" Brett Easton Ellis. "...an extremely funny account of an outsider stuck inside America" "Independent On Sunday".

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