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Consumed

Ebook edition released 30/09/2014

by David Cronenberg

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Thriller and Suspense eBooks of the Month Literary Fiction

Consumed Synopsis

The exhilarating debut novel by iconic filmmaker David Cronenberg: the story of two journalists whose entanglement in a French philosophers death becomes a surreal journey into global conspiracy.Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. They are lovers and competitorsnomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity, encountering each other only in airport hotels and browser windows. Naomi finds herself drawn to the headlines surrounding Clestine and Aristide Arosteguy, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Clestine has been found dead and mutilated in her Paris apartment. Aristide has disappeared. Police suspect him of killing her and consuming parts of her body. With the help of an eccentric graduate student named Herv Blomqvist, Naomi sets off in pursuit of Aristide. As she delves deeper into Clestine and Aristide's lives, disturbing details emerge about their sex lifewhich included trysts with Herv and others. Can Naomi trust Herv to help her? Nathan, meanwhile, is in Budapest photographing the controversial work of an unlicensed surgeon named Zoltn Molnr, once sought by Interpol for organ trafficking. After sleeping with one of Molnrs patients, Nathan contracts a rare STD called Roiphes. Nathan then travels to Toronto, determined to meet the man who discovered the syndrome. Dr. Barry Roiphe, Nathan learns, now studies his own adult daughter, whose bizarre behavior masks a devastating secret. These parallel narratives become entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that involves geopolitics, 3-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, cancer, and, in an incredible number of varieties, sex. Consumed is an exuberant, provocative debut novel from one of the worlds leading film directors.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781442374812
Publication date: 30th September 2014
Author: David Cronenberg
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Ebook
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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